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    Dear NBA this is what we mean by LeBron is one of the biggest floppers. No one touches his head yet it shoots back as if he were hit hard.


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    Default Re: LeBrons Flop in the first Quarter Last Night

    Oh boy. i yelled at the TV

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    Default Re: LeBrons Flop in the first Quarter Last Night

    But DWest is clearly standing on his piggies. Shouldn't that be a flagrant 2?
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    Default Re: LeBrons Flop in the first Quarter Last Night

    That was probably the only flop that was called all series though....I'm good with that.

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    I kind of like this mid-air flop by LeBron. For advanced floppers only.....
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    It looks like next season players will be fined for this type of egregious flopping. It's about flopping time!

    http://stoptheflop.net/

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    Default Re: LeBrons Flop in the first Quarter Last Night

    ESPN called LeBron out on their Flops of the Night blog:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...nd-tony-parker

    HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the pretenders from the defenders -- details below:

    By Beckley Mason and Zach Harper
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    Today we bring you not one, not two, but three egregious flops from two of the game's finest players.

    LeBron James is the most dominant athlete in the NBA, capable of leveling an entire team with an inspired run of unstoppable drives to the rim. So his willingness to exaggerate contact tends to drive fans nuts. Last night James found himself trapped against the sideline with David West and Danny Granger closing in on him. Out of any other options, and unprompted by contact, he essentially fell out of bounds (video) to preserve possession.

    It happened right in front of ESPN's Mike Tirico, who called LeBron's performance "an extraordinary swan dive."


    Not to be outdone, Tony Parker proved to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin that when it comes to flopping they still have much to learn. Parker's first flop came when a nudge from Chris Paul sent him careening to the floor (video).

    The call was a big one -- it put Paul on the bench with three first half fouls.

    But his best flopping work (Video) of the night came just 20 seconds later, and at the expense of Blake Griffin.

    After chasing down a loose ball in the back court, Parker had only a handful of seconds to recover possession and get off a shot before the shotclock expired. Wary of this fact, Griffin chased him along the sideline to force Parker to use up the clock.

    Instead, Parker used Blake's effort to draw a foul and rescue the possession.

    With the benefit of replay, ABC play-by-play man Dan Shulman explained that instead of being fouled, "Tony Parker initiated that contact. He grabbed the arm of Blake Griffin, and made it look like he was being grabbed."

    But the official who made the call was trailing the play, and only saw Parker's "reaction," not the shenanigans that prompted his wild flailing.

    When you see an egregious flop that deserves proper recognition, send us a link to the video so we can consider it for Flop of the Night. Here's how to make your submission:

    Alert HoopIdea to super flops with the Twitter hashtag #FlopOfTheNight (follow us on Twitter here).
    Use the #FlopOfTheNight hashtag in Daily Dime Live.
    E-mail us at hoopidea@gmail.com

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    To the refs' credit (and maybe Frank Vogel's), the flops haven't gotten many calls in this series. The Pacers are clearly the more physical team, and they're being rewarded. The word is out on Miami, and flopping is getting a lot of press. Hopefully something is done about this moving forward.
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    Tons of people are talking about it. Not bad for a $15,000 marketing budget.
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    Dear NBA this is what we mean by LeBron is one of the biggest floppers. No one touches his head yet it shoots back as if he were hit hard.
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    That one wasn't a flop actually, David West was stepping on his foot and he lost his balance. Lebron does flop a lot though.

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    That one wasn't a flop actually, David West was stepping on his foot and he lost his balance. Lebron does flop a lot though.
    Damn, Next time someone steps on my foot i'm getting a neckbrace.

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    Damn, Next time someone steps on my foot i'm getting a neckbrace.
    Sigh I'm not defending Lebron, but if you're playing basketball and you try to pivot when someone is standing on your foot, there's a good chance you're going to fall down, especially if you weigh 260 pounds.

    I feel what you guys are saying, I just dont think this is a good example.

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    Default Re: LeBrons Flop in the first Quarter Last Night

    When someone steps on your foot as you try to move it or jump it will knock you off balance. That's nowhere near a flop.

    This is what I am talking about with people seeing what they expect to happen, not what actually happened.

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    That was probably the only flop that was called all series though....I'm good with that.
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    That article is from 2008. So much for that idea.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3416579

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    When someone steps on your foot as you try to move it or jump it will knock you off balance. That's nowhere near a flop.

    This is what I am talking about with people seeing what they expect to happen, not what actually happened.
    I don't really think that is the case. I think LeBron has a well deserved reputation of being a flopper. When you see him jerk his head back without being touched, you assume it is a flop. He's earned that. I rarely look at a guy's feet on a play like that, and only saw that West stepped on his feet after rabidpacersfan pointed it out.

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