Danilo Gallinari warned for pathetic flop (Video)
During a 110-86 loss at the New Orleans Hornets Monday, Gallo pretended like he was taking a charge from Robin Lopez and launched himself backward like a character in “The Matrix.” He made a sound to make it seem like he was pushed, but the truth is he was just acting.
The NBA posted the video on its website Thursday and noted that Gallinari received a warning for violating the league’s new anti-flopping policy. His next violation would result in a $5,000 fine.
Ironically, when the flop rule was first introduced, Gallinari objected to the notion that flopping is a European tendency.
“I don’t know why everybody just talks about European flopping,” he said. “I don’t know where this thing comes from. We flop as much as other players all around the world flop. I don’t know why everybody keeps saying that Europeans are soft or Europeans flops. I don’t know.”
As Chris Paul recently showed us, flopping is something anyone can do. But this still was not a good look for Gallo.