Flopping in NBA boon or bane
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
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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