Seriously. I want to know. I got several grumbly comments from Spurs fans stating that last night's offensive foul calls were totally legit. But you know, my favorite era of basketball occurred in the mid-80s to mid-90s, and other than the usual suspects -- Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Reggie Miller, Vlade Divac -- I don't remember seeing so many flailing bodies flying and falling all over the damn court. Nor do I remember men the size of Tim Duncan and Kurt Thomas (shown flopping above) getting brutalized by men the size of the miniature Chris Paul.
Oh, and when I play pickup basketball, it's funny how I never seem to get run over by guys who are almost 100 pounds (!!) lighter than I am (Duncan weighs in at 260 pounds; Paul is 175 soaking wet). Uh, it's called the Law of Physics, people. Look it up. It'll be in a big book called "Science."
So let's come up with a consensus answer. What's a flop? Does anybody even know
anymore? According to some of you, I don't. And, apparently, the refs don't either...since it's okay for Pau Gasol to climb Mehmet Okur's back like a fireman's ladder but CP3 can use his tiny forearm to fling Bruce Bowen 15 feet across the court.
Labels: flopping, officiating, San Antonio Spurs