With the Conference Finals up and running and America focused on pretending one of these East teams stands a chance against San Antonio or OKC, I figured this was the perfect time to showcase the rare “double flop”. Also, number 3 just happened a couple days ago and I now have 5 — a decent countdown number.
You’ll notice a pattern here. Namely, Manu Ginobili and James Harden. When it’s all said and done these two deserve to have busts of themselves faking injury in the Flopping Hall of Fame.
#5 – James Harden and Kobe Bryant
Kobe’s not as bad a flopper as most of the league’s shooting guards, but that’s only because he relies on screaming after getting hit and intimidating refs to get the calls he wants. Harden on the other hand might be the softest guy with a beard this side of Santa and Zach Galifianakis.
#4 – Omar Asik and Kyle Korver
Not the same type of double flop as the rest, but made the list by Asik’s shameless no-contact charge draw attempt. Korver’s flop was just icing on Omar’s embarrassment cake.
#3 – James Harden and Manu Ginobili
The masters at work. If we’re lucky enough we’ll see these two foul-faking over one another for seven straight games.
#2 – Raja Bell and Manu Ginobili
If Harden and Ginobili are in the HOF, Raja Bell is a near miss. Ginobili’s flop here should be taught at European basketball camps all over the continent. Completely baled out on playing basketball and went straight intro crumple mode. A+ flop.
#1 – Raja Bell and JR Smith
The double flop rainbow. The greatest double flop the world had ever seen. Sure these two kind of touch heads at one point, but the gunshot reaction to their grazing skulls is Where Amazing Happens. Simultaneous and mirrored vaginal reactions. Beautiful.
Give ‘em all techs, Stern. American basketball can’t turn into soccer.