Here’s a dang flop:
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has many instances of dirty play listed on his résumé, but in today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, he showed off his versatility with an ostentatious flop.
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…
In most ways that matter, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho doesn’t have it anymore. He’s 35, chubby, and besides brief, ephemeral moments of inspiration, has neither the talent nor inclination to dazzle fans on the soccer pitch the way he used to.
That didn't take long.
This might be the least believable flop I've ever seen in the NBA.
You can't even be mad with Lance Stephenson for this. It's pretty genius, really.
DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Kenneth Faried, let's see what you've got:
You are now imagining Tom Brady holding his face and rolling around on the ground.
Now that's a flop.
Is there a word for when a player tries to take a charge, only the ballhandler never actually makes contact, yet the defender hits the floor anyway? It's Rondoing, now.
Aaurrggh, I'm paralyzed. [takes a beat.] It's a miracle!
(Previously in our coverage of LeBron flopping.)
Point Forward hands out the Floppy Awards, given to the worst and most egregious divers of the NBA season. The Nets and Kevin Martin win big, but of course Chris Paul takes flop of the year. [SI.com]
A technical foul called on Murray State's Ed Daniel—one that resulted from a clear flop that the referees had ample time to view on replay—helped Tennessee State upset Murray State and end the Racers' dream of an undefeated season.
Brad Stevens has managed the inconceivable feat of taking the Butler Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament final two consecutive years. He has not, as of yet, managed to advance his appearance past that of "awkward high schooler" and it's long taken away from the credibility of his attempts to yell at anyone. (He's 35.) …
Bills cornerback Drayton Florence has made a career out of his tough-guy image (just ask Mark Sanchez) but the stunt he pulled Sunday against the New England Patriots puts him firmly in Italian soccer star territory. It was less a flop or dive and more of a hurl—a leaping, falling charade of nonsense worthy of being…
The best part is not that the referees keep falling for Paulus' "my god, look what these horrible opponents keep doing to me!" act; it's that good ole Jay Bilas is there to have his school's back to the very end. Admit it: It's nice having Duke really good again, isn't it? It's always more fun to hate someone that's…