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With the league’s installment of an anti-flopping policy, a lot of players are griping about it. Which tells me it’s probably a really good thing. Watch this mix of flops and tell me that there’s a place in the game for that crap.
(One thing I don’t get though: Flopping rules wouldn’t be necessary if referees could properly identify and not call the faking. How come it’s so hard? Flops are mostly blatantly obvious and yet as you can see in the video, they work a lot.)
Contact simulation in an effort to trick a referee is the lowest denominator in basketball. But if it works and there’s no drawback, why not try? Removing as much of kind of acting that’s in this video is only a good thing.