Perhaps Marcus Smart’s most distinctive basketball skill is his gift for flopping. The Celtics point guard is liable to careen wildly in anticipation of any contact, and he pulled off my favorite flop in NBA history. “I was just trying to make winning plays for my team,” Smart said of the below flop, which makes Vlade Divac look like a block of granite.
Tonight, Solomon Hill jumped almost all the way over him and jammed it down, but Smart managed to cheat his way out of the shame of getting Frederic Weis-ed by yanking his chin back right before Hill would have hit him.
If you remain unconvinced, This angle is pretty definitive.
Smart was rather satisfied with himself that he escaped getting owned.