Following his team’s elimination from the World Cup at the hands of Brazil, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio was worried about how Neymar’s histrionics might corrupt the next generation. Those fears were well-founded, it turns out, as this clip from a Swiss club’s youth soccer training session proves:
Meet Jean Meneses, a midfielder for Chilean first division team, Universidad de Concepción. I’m sure he’s scored some great goals and hit some beautiful passes during his career, but it will be hard to top this truly exceptional dive of his from this weekend’s match against Colo-Colo as his career-defining highlight:
Here we have Demetrius Craft of Laurel High (Md.) catching what appears to be a sudden gust of wind, being tackled by a monster from the spirit realm, or pulling off the greatest flop of the year.
With the Nuggets down five toward the end of last night’s game against the Wizards, Jamal Murray canned a three to make it a one-score game. As the Nuggets walked back to their bench following a Wizards timeout, Nikola Jokic grazed Scott Brooks with his elbow. Brooks immediately whirled around as if he’d been shot,…
Here’s a dang 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.
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!