April 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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  • Tooms1121

    I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!! Flopping is ruining the game, thank you for calling attention to the worst offenders. The most entertaining part of the Lakers/ Hornets series is watching offending floppers Fisher and Chris Paul try to flop each other out and get a taste of their own medicine. You should start a page of guys who kick out there legs while taking a jump shot a la Chauncey Billups.

    • RefCalls-TopFlops staff

      Thanks for the compliment. We’ll also create a category of players who kick out their legs so it will be easy to click on one link and see them all on one page.

  • Andy

    This is a much needed site. I really believe flopping is starting to ruin the game. Derek Fisher is by far the worst when it comes to flopping. He flops when he shoots, flops going through screens, flops when setting screens, flops for charges, and I’ve even seen him flop on a breakaway and not even attempt to make the shot. I have lost a lot of respect for him over the years. And this somewhat newer trend of mainly superstars sweeping their arms through the defenders, creating the contact, and then going up to shoot has got to stop.

    • RefCalls-TopFlops staff

      Yeah, Fisher is one of the worst. That’s why we chose to put him in the header image of our Web site. Thanks for the compliment, BTW.

  • Anonymous

    Baby Bronbron has to be the new “king” of flopping, taking away D-Fishs proud crown.  The episode in the Bulls series when D-Rose swipes at the ball and Baby Bronbron pretends his eye was poked out deserves not only an Academy award, but also about a $25K fine.
    Even more egregious was last night in the 1st quarter of Game 4 of the finals.  LeBaby drives along the sideline and without any contact suddenly snaps his head back, followed by his entire upper body as if he’s just been hit by a freight train.  Of course the refs give him the phatom call and even T up the mavs coach for complaining.  Three FTs for the cHeat for an unspostman like behavior. Ridiculous and should be hammered by the Angel of Stern.LeBaby is 6’8″ and 260 lbs, it would take an act of God to move him like that.  In fact if played in the NFL and there was no “reward” for that behavior, he would be damn near immovable.

    So with all of the talk comparing Bronbron to MJ should end right now.  MJ would have never faked contact  to draw a cheap foul.  Unsportsman like and cheapens any advantage he gains.  It actually draws in the question of how great he can be if has to resoprt to this to “win” his title.

  • S9427116

    excuse me. i am a chinese. my english is not good, but i have a problem about a fault in a game in may 3, 2012.

    the video:   lebron had a fault.

    and this one 

    the no.9 ai jefferson had’t have a fault. can somebody tell me why?  thanks a lot.

    because there are some people continue to say lebron shoud’t have a fault.
    but i dont think so. so i need somebody to tell what should the answer be.

    • Staff

      On the first video, the defender clearly went “through” the body of the offensive player.  On the second video, Al Jefferson didn’t go “through” the body of Splitter as much.  Many refs focus on the ball, and not as much on the body, and since Jefferson got his hand on the ball without hitting the wrist of Splitter, the ref must have been looking at that.  But in our opinion, Jefferson made enough body contact on Splitter to warrant a foul being called.  Splitter’s body just didn’t move backwards as much after contact was made.  But refs have to make a split-second decision when they aren’t capable of seeing what’s happening at the top where the ball is being blocked, and the body.  What’s unfair is if Splitter had been able to dunk the ball with the contact from Jefferson, Jefferson might have been called for the foul.  But refs don’t like to call fouls as much on plays that continue on since they don’t want to break the momentum of the game.  But if the play is stopped because of a basket, they will call the foul because it doesn’t hurt anything.  It’s very subjective and there are really no standards.  Some refs will call it, and some refs won’t.  We have been advocating better and consistent training of the refs since these types of calls (or no-calls) are all over the map.  But no one at a high level seems to care.