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haggis
03-20-2012, 04:35 PM
FIRST TEAM

Chris Paul, PG: Paul quickly emerged as the consensus Most Floppy Player. As this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsmQ1_Q1B14) from Daily Thunder’s Royce Young shows, Paul is truly a fantastic two-way talent. Graydon Gordian elaborates, “I think Royce's video demonstrated two really distinct things Chris Paul does: (a) He stops dead in his tracks, backs up into a player who's behind him and then falls forward, and (b) he maintains possession of the ball and/or makes a pass while going to the ground. He doesn't lose the ball when flopping, which lots of guys do.”

Raja Bell/Manu Ginobili, SG: Controversial decision to include both of them here, but really these two have given so much to the game. Manu with his whiplash-inducing head thrashes as he drives to the basket and Raja Bell with his ability to be thrown backwards by the slightest of contact. Here’s the Raja-Manu mixtape of floppery. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNxiWES8G0o)

Paul Pierce, SF: Pierce is another two-way player who isn’t afraid to artistically embellish any contact (real or imagined) with a sometimes ludicrous flourish. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_ZA_KdcnE)

Luis Scola, PF: Battier put it best: “The more hair you have, the better. My boy Luis Scola, he’s got that long hair and when it gets sweaty and he starts flopping and flailing, it looks like he’s getting murdered out there.”

Ben Wallace, C: Writes Patrick Hayes of Piston Powered: "Wallace is adept at going for rebounds in heavy traffic, but he also uses that traffic to his advantage. If a shot is missed and he doesn't have a great angle to get to it, he's patented a move where he jumps forward and lurches his body while simultaneously letting out a loud 'OOOPH,' which over the years has pretty regularly convinced officials he was pushed in the back. Often, video evidence suggests otherwise. Wallace's artful flopping on rebound attempts has been just another valuable skill he's brought to the Pistons that doesn't show up in his stats. Oh, and don't ever mention to him that he flops ... he doesn't like that.”
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xAVCOhepc)

SECOND TEAM

Rajon Rondo, PG: Rondo’s habit of throwing himself into a defender 50 feet from the hoop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnplzbN6lI) and firing off a prayer as time expires isn’t why he’s a celebrated flopper. It’s because, as Brendan Jackson of Celtics Hub noted, he’ll fall over as a defense mechanism whenever he gets in trouble with his dribble, especially along the baseline. (Also receiving votes: Tony Parker, Derek Fisher, Deron Williams, Chauncey Billups.)

Jamal Crawford, SG: A unique flopper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suasIpjCK5Q), as Kevin Arnovitz explains, “There's a reason Jamal Crawford holds the all-time NBA record for 4-point plays. As the sharpshooter elevates and releases his shot, he'll gracefully hinge his hips forward, kick his legs into his defender and often land on his tuchus in the process.” (Also receiving votes: Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Kobe Bryant.)

Corey Maggette, SF: Ethan Sherwood Strauss paints us a picture of a typical Maggette flop: “Two dribbles hoop-ward and he’s already leaning for contact. It’s an offensive foul, or at least it would be were it not for Corey’s sleight of hand. Somehow this ball of muscles flies backward from the 'contact.' It’s a visual trick -- Maggette uses an off arm to redirect his body movement. The ball? That thing’s flying into the stands, chased by the sound waves of Corey’s wounded animal bleat.” (Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Vince Carter, Nicolas Batum.)

Dirk Nowitzki, PF: Dirk is a do-it-all flopper. He can flop while driving, shooting, playing defense and rebounding, perhaps the most underrated facet of his flop game. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxZC6pc8rk) Dirk may never jump higher than when he’s flying away from a rebound after a “nudge” in the back. (Also receiving votes: Blake Griffin, Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan.)

Reggie Evans, C: Evans has a reputation as one of the dirtiest players in the NBA, but don’t try any of that stuff on him. Reggie can induce whistles with the best of them, but only while doing the only things he does well on the court: setting screens, rebounding and exchanging elbows under the rim. (Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol, JaVale McGee.)

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/39096/the-2012-all-flop-teams

Longhornfan1234
03-20-2012, 04:44 PM
Dwyane Wade should be on the list.

Raph12
03-20-2012, 04:49 PM
No Blake Griffin or Pau Gasol? You've got to be freaking kidding me?

theheatles
03-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Noah is a world class verbal and head whipping flopper, he should of got some consideration

but it looks like they mainly went with arm flailers

Gators123
03-20-2012, 04:53 PM
No Blake Griffin or Pau Gasol? You've got to be freaking kidding me?

lol So true.

Blake just did this a couple days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQV5AVyqEU

:pity:

CudiOnMyiPod
03-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Pau and Blake are the two biggest floppers among PF...

Where is Wade and LeBron too?

CudiOnMyiPod
03-20-2012, 05:09 PM
They use an example of Dirk from the Finals which wasn't really a flop but they don't use LeBron when had the worst flop of the Finals...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foaPMZxtzx4

PleaseBeNice
03-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Guys, they cant use Wade, LBJ, Pau, or Blake because that would be calling out a big market ESPN money making machine.

Raph12
03-20-2012, 05:15 PM
lol So true.

Blake just did this a couple days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQV5AVyqEU

:pity:

Did you see the look he gives Maxiell after? LMFAO way to sell it Blake, no wonder the Clipps got him, he'd find his way to Hollywood regardless... Same can be said for the other PF in LA (Pau).

Method28
03-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Guys, they cant use Wade, LBJ, Pau, or Blake because that would be calling out a big market ESPN money making machine.

See: Chris Paul

JayW_1023
03-20-2012, 05:17 PM
No Fisher. He may not be on a team now...but he is the king of flops.

obie
03-20-2012, 05:21 PM
where's Griffin!?

Cfrey
03-20-2012, 05:22 PM
wow chris paul is a douche bag lol

and no JJ barea?? LOL

heyman321
03-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Confused I am, of where Derek Fisher and Wade are, on this list.

PleaseBeNice
03-20-2012, 05:24 PM
See: Chris Paul

1 player is better to use than the other 4. That way they look like they're trying

sammid21
03-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Noah is a world class verbal and head whipping flopper, he should of got some consideration

but it looks like they mainly went with arm flailers

Asik is the Bulls flopper, not Noah.

The Heat flop left and right. Bosh is a great actor. and LBJ doesnt look right when he fops since he is the second strongest player in the league. he just looks ridiculous. Wade doesnt flop as much tho, unless i not seeing it

KnicksR4Real
03-20-2012, 05:36 PM
'Nuff said http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVT02qf3PsA&feature=fvst

xk4
03-20-2012, 05:45 PM
I can't blame anyone for flopping. It's like the pump-fake body lunge, or the rip through. Might as well pad your stats if the pathetic refs are going to keep giving you the call.

But LBJ needs to be on the team. He's the strongest guy in the league, and I've literally seen him wink at the camera after falling down. It's a joke

...Glen Davis is a pretty good actor too.

Blitzbolt
03-20-2012, 07:27 PM
Here is my team.

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

blahblahyoutoo
03-20-2012, 07:39 PM
lol So true.

Blake just did this a couple days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQV5AVyqEU

:pity:

i don't like this blake guy much.

John Walls Era
03-20-2012, 07:41 PM
lol So true.

Blake just did this a couple days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQV5AVyqEU

:pity:

Again? The poor lady has been smashed into by Blake at least twice in the last week now (last time she spilled all her food). Least Griffin can do is ask if shes ok :pity:.

setman2000
03-20-2012, 07:47 PM
Blake is a joke - I cant believe refs fall for the same crap over and over.

b@llhog24
03-20-2012, 07:56 PM
No Gallo? :facepalm:

JJ_JKidd
03-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Very true on CP3 :clap:

Sactown
03-20-2012, 10:20 PM
Blake and Pau and Wade and Bryant are all under *considerations*

UnWantedTheory
03-21-2012, 04:01 AM
If you are just taking into consideration 2012, than Manu probably shouldn't be there. All time flop team, sure.

JayW_1023
03-21-2012, 07:17 AM
Manu is my favorite player of all time, but he is an all-nba flopper every damn year. But he knows how to sell, unlike LBJ.

kdspurman
03-21-2012, 09:16 AM
Wade NEEDS to be on that 1st team. No doubt about it. Flails his arms up and yells every time he drives. Then has the nerve to complain and not get back on defense cause he's mad.

NoahH
03-21-2012, 10:07 AM
Can Manu start every position

Hellcrooner
03-21-2012, 11:26 AM
flopping is overated.
if you are small or thin you are bound to fall against an "small" contact made by an oaf.
ask any center that ever played against shaq, where all of them floppers?

kdspurman
03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
Can Manu start every position

Manu hasn't played 10 games this year :facepalm: It says for 2012

celtNYpatsHeels
03-21-2012, 01:06 PM
No Gasol??????????????????? bad list

lakerboy
03-21-2012, 01:09 PM
Paul Pierce is a funny flopper. He's got to be the best OFFENSIVE flopper of all time.

MrfadeawayJB
03-21-2012, 01:34 PM
where is pau gasoft

Raph12
03-21-2012, 01:42 PM
flopping is overated.
if you are small or thin you are bound to fall against an "small" contact made by an oaf.
ask any center that ever played against shaq, where all of them floppers?

There is a HUGE difference between this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3FXLyNFew

And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsFu882zks&feature=player_detailpage#t=17s

Most centers did their best to stand their ground even against the 350lb monster Shaq, but nowadays, everyone takes a dive once or twice against the 275lb Dwight... The game has changed.

Hawkeye15
03-21-2012, 01:56 PM
wow chris paul is a douche bag lol

and no JJ barea?? LOL

I can't believe he isn't on the list. When a player tries to back him up, its like watching a stuntman in a kung fu movie.

VinceCarter
03-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Blake Griffin?

marj987
03-21-2012, 06:36 PM
There should be no reason why LeBron, or griffin is not on this list.......their way more of a flopped than dirk is.

marj987
03-21-2012, 06:37 PM
Manu hasn't played 10 games this year :facepalm: It says for 2012

Why are you so defensive when it comes to the spurs? Manu flopped against Dallas last Saturday.

lvlheaded
03-21-2012, 06:54 PM
I will always remember Chris Bosh's epic flop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhn3LJum3mg

He deserves recognition just for this

Hawkeye15
03-21-2012, 06:59 PM
I will always remember Chris Bosh's epic flop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhn3LJum3mg

He deserves recognition just for this

he deserves recognition for not only selling it, but then acting like he was actually Tony Jaa elbowed in the head for 30 seconds afterwards.

dodie53
03-22-2012, 04:58 AM
hahahha

lavilevi23
03-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Rose and Gasoft

FilNugsFan
03-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Gerald Wallace lately, has been floppin' like crazy.

He115ing
03-22-2012, 09:29 AM
Include gallo as well, he flops all the time, as well as bosh and boozer