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Flopping in NBA boon or bane

Updated on October 11, 2012

The competition in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is becoming stiffer and stiffer as years goes by. The vast majority of the teams in the league will do what it takes to gain advantage on and off the court to maximize their wins and to gain popularity. Winning is everything, and what is at stake is great – advertisements, robust ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and healthy sale of team’s merchandise (jerseys, shorts, memorabilia and the list goes on).

With huge pressure hinged on the players to compete and win, some of the players would resort to trick like the infamous and shrewd flopping on actual games.

Flopping in NBA pictures, photos and images

The defensive player here is like a falling timber although there is no contact initiated here yet
The defensive player here is like a falling timber although there is no contact initiated here yet | Source
Another fine acting job whipped up bu the defensive player
Another fine acting job whipped up bu the defensive player | Source
A classic way of flop. One way to get the attention of the referees is to act as if you got hurt by shouting...
A classic way of flop. One way to get the attention of the referees is to act as if you got hurt by shouting... | Source

Flopping occurs when a defensive player falls down on the floor in a reaction to the aggressive play put up by the offensive player he is guarding. If the player is successful with the acting job, he will able to fish for a foul and help his team get the ball possession. This may break the opponent’s momentum and at the same gain tempo on the game.

Flopping is rampant as it is giving a dent on the league. It is just right that the league will impose some sanction on with regards to this, to ensure that every team wins their games fair and square.

It is definitely not okay if a team will gain the initiative and momentum during the crucial part of the game, because the defensive just come up with a flawless acting job.

Flopping is not fair and should not be tolerated not only in NBA but also in other leagues as well. It is a form of cheating and it is an unsportsmanlike, no matter what angle you look at it.

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    • RhondaHumphreys1 profile image

      Rhonda Humphreys 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      You are right flopping should not be tolerated and also neither should jumping in front of a running player to cause a foul. I do think the NBA has gotten to strict in some regards of officiating such as not allowing a player to react to a call. Let them play! Can't wait for the new season to start. Voted up

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      John C Thomas 

      5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Some players start working on on perfecting the flop in college. **cough** Butler **cough**

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