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Red Auerbach explains flopping and why he hates it with the help of Wes Unseld, Paul Silas, Elvin Hayes, Clem Haskins, and Mike Reardon (worst flopper ever).

His plea to end flopping is not directed at the players or even referees. He blames coaches, high school to the pros. “Lets not hurt the game.” And when you compare the flopping in this video to what we see in todays NBA it becomes quite apparent that the league has been long overdue for a course correction.

Tony Parker hits the deck after a vicious congratulatory butt pat from James Harden.
One quarter later, Parker stayed on the ground for nearly five minutes after a t-shirt whizzed dangerously close to his head. Spurs mascot The Coyote was assessed a flagrant-one.
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tony Parker hits the deck after a vicious congratulatory butt pat from James Harden.

One quarter later, Parker stayed on the ground for nearly five minutes after a t-shirt whizzed dangerously close to his head. Spurs mascot The Coyote was assessed a flagrant-one.

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

When Reggie Evans is on the court, Los Angeles is FLOP CITY.

Hope this isn’t what the Clippers had in mind when they promised to protect Blake Griffin from now on

Last weekend was unusually eventful for NBA announcers. First off you had this awkward end of game tirade by New Jersey Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle at his broadcast partner Mike Fratello for being patronizing about slip screens.

And then on Sunday afternoon during the Heat-Knicks game Jeff Van Gundy went OFF on flopping. It was a moment of heartfelt frustration from a guy who loves the game and wants to make the product better. Of course Mike Breen offered his best “dad in a Christmas sweater” rebuttal, but there was simply no stopping Van Gundy on this day.

Clear out and give the man his iso. Van Gundy is still hip hop

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