|Posted by shawn cassidy on May 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM|
Putting pen to paper, words just waltz between the lines like a wonderful dance, it feels like perfecting a craft that has been studied and practiced for years. Ordinary made extraordinary. Simply it defines effortlessness of an athlete becoming the best. When I grew up watching Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. It was art. They had integrity for the past, and they endured a lot to keep the game pure. All four of those players that I mentioned were authentic NBA players. They loved the game, and they didn't want to demean it in anyway.
I feel like in today's game we don't have much respect of the art of basketball. It's gone from great theater, to a bad soap that you watch at 10 in the morning while eating Bon Bons. The greatest player in today's game has become the games biggest flooper. With that being said, the leagues little discipline of hitting the players pockets for 5,000 grand hasn't been the best way to fix the problem.
Shame on the refs as well, but at the same time the action is fast, and sometimes it could be a knee jerk reaction to something. Flopping dictates to much. It can be a big turn in momentum, or a final minute play. You name it, many forms of flopping are out there. I'll be honest. In the West Finals I didn't see that much flopping compared to the Heat team alone. That's saying something because Manu is one of the worst in the game. That's also saying something since Tony Allen got away with one of the worst flops in NBA history. That flop also almost changed the outcome of game 2. The refs even reviewed that flagrant foul call, and they didn't get it right after having the chance to fix what they initially called, but a day later the NBA says are bad, lets slap Tony Allen with a 5,000 dollar fine.
Tony Allen worst flop ever?Sorry to throw you under the bus TA.
I think 95% of fans hate flopping? I actually know someone who likes it. Why would you? I feel like I'm being misguided, cheated, and I honestly feel like it's a form of cheating that's allowed by the NBA. The Heat have become known as the team that flops. The prof is in the videos.
James isn't the only guy out there who plays this way. It's so laughable to me on why and how he gets away with it though. This guy is 6'9' 250 pounds if not a little more. He's the closest thing to an unmovable object in the NBA that your going to get. It's poorly acted, and doesn't this guy already have an advantage with refs not calling much on star players, especially all time players like James. I think the league was honestly trying to work their voo-doo by having people like you and I look dumb. Now they can say, "well James has fouled out twice in his playoff career,see the refs call it even". I hate to be that guy who believe in conspiracy. But the league leaves it open for that. Does baseball or football hear anything about that? Not that I recall. But everyone seems to always point to the NBA.
I'm tired of flopping in the NBA. There has to be a better way.