UPDATE: I asked NBA PR man Tim Frank about flopping and he said, “Flopping has been discussed amongst the competition committee many times in the past but there are no plans to make any changes in this area.”
I’m moving on from the Chris Paul stuff. Promise. After this.
Flopping is absolutely part of the game and some might see it as a smart play. You can get your team in the bonus faster, put fouls on another player and potentially force a turnover or get two free throws. If it works, why not do it?
But flopping is one of the reasons Americans hate soccer so much. There’s just no honor in it. Instead of playing the game straight up, you resort to cheap tactics to try and put fouls on someone. Maybe it’s gamesmanship, maybe it’s a clever, savvy move. Or maybe it’s just chump. (Then again, one might be able to apply that same sentence to KD’s “rip move” as well. I see a flop and the rip as two different things entirely though.) Keep Reading…