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Ryan Hollins had a pathetic flop against the Lakers (Video)

Ryan Hollins flopRyan Hollins’ flop was not one of the more memorable moments for the Los Angeles Clippers in their division-clinching 109-95 win over the Lakers Sunday.

During the fourth quarter of the game, Kobe Bryant was bringing the ball up the court for the Lakers when Dwight Howard got tangled with Hollins. Howard and Hollins exchanged contact around the 3-point arc, and then when Howard touched Hollins inside the paint, the Clippers center flopped on his back. The flop worked, because Howard was called for a foul.

Howard could not believe the call and had a big, “Are you kidding me?” type of smile on his face.

Though Hollins got the call in the game, he’ll probably get a call from the league office to warn him for that flop. Players better start to realize that if you flop, there are video cameras everywhere to catch it, and you’re not going to get away with it.

Do you think Hollins’ flop was worse than this big time dive Danilo Gallinari took against the New Orleans Hornets last week?

Danilo Gallinari warned for pathetic flop (Video)

Danilo Gallinari flopDanilo Gallinari was warned by the NBA Thursday for his pathetic flop attempt earlier in the week.

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.

H/T The Point Forward

Chris Paul makes pathetic flop attempt against Kings (Video)

Chris Paul flopChris Paul is a tough leader on the floor, but the Los Angeles Clippers point guard can also be somewhat dramatic. During the third quarter of the Clippers’ 116-101 loss to the Kings Tuesday, CP3 bumped into Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins and flew backwards as if Boogie Cousins had pushed him. The video clearly shows that Paul was purely acting.

The look on CP3′s face was priceless when he attempted to con the refs. Guy goes down like he just tore his ACL. Meanwhile, Cousins looks on with a look of disgust on his face, as if to say, “What the heck you trying to pull?” Luckily Paul didn’t get the call. Too bad the Clippers weren’t playing the Warriors, because then we could have gotten an amazing reaction to the flop attempt just like this one.

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David Lee hilariously attempts to flop against Tim Duncan, fails miserably

David-Lee-flopThe Golden State Warriors were in need of some momentum as they trailed the San Antonio Spurs by five points in the fourth quarter on Saturday night. David Lee tried to provide that spark during an in-bound play, but he failed miserably.

As you can see from the video above, Lee tried to make it look like he was fouled by Tim Duncan while the Spurs were waiting to get the ball inbounds. Duncan didn’t even move — before or after Lee acted like he just stuck his hand in a pot of boiling water. Neither player was called for a foul, but the league could review the play to see if Lee deserves to be fined for trying to embellish.

The Warriors went on to win in overtime. But the real irony here? This is the same Lee who became frustrated with Blake Griffin for acting last year. You can see Lee yelling at Griffin to stop flopping in this video. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

John Calipari calls out Duke for flopping

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari ripped into Duke’s players for flopping during Tuesday’s game between the teams.

Duke senior forward Ryan Kelly was trying for a put-back right before halftime when he flopped on his back in an attempt to draw a call. The call from the officials did not come, but the call out from Calipari certainly did.

“They’re flopping all over the place,” Calipari told halftime interviewer Andy Katz. “In the NBA, they’d all be suspended.”

Calipari also complained about the foul trouble his team was in.

Duke is notorious for its flopping, and their acting is one of the reasons people hate them so much. The good news is at least Dick Vitale didn’t cover for the Blue Devils like he did last year.

Video of the Ryan Kelly flop is below:

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David Lee to Blake Griffin: Stop flopping! (Video)

Blake Griffin takes his share of abuse each game, but he also has a reputation for acting and overselling contact. Perhaps it’s his defense mechanism against the pounding he takes. During Saturday’s Clippers-Warriors game, Golden State forward David Lee decided he’d had enough.

As you can see in the video above, Lee yelled at Griffin to “stop flopping” during the fourth quarter of the game. Lee had pushed Griffin out of the key, and then gave him a forearm shove to the back, so he certainly seemed to initiate the contact, and it really didn’t seem like Griffin was acting on the play.

The Warriors won the game 114-110, so if you subscribe to the “ball don’t lie” notion, then you know who the real culprit was. This also isn’t the first time he’s been warned about flopping.

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Manu Ginobili and James Harden both flop on same play (Video)

Manu Ginobili already has a reputation for being a well known flopper. James Harden is an emerging flop artist. So when the two collided in the fourth quarter of Game 1 between the Spurs and Thunder on Sunday night, they both went down as if a grenade had gone off in the area.

Ginobili got the foul call, so I guess his veteran reputation helped in the situation. He also was the best player in the game, going for 26 points on 9-14 shooting. It’s pretty obvious he’s what the Spurs were missing when they lost to the Grizzlies in the first round last year.

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