This clip wasn't included in the "You Got Ginobli'd" video, but it may very well be our favorite Ginobili Special: Manu flops not once but twice on the same possession. But the best part, without question, is the first flop...which is actually a double flopparoonie with Steve Nash, who comically splays his arms and legs out after he falls. This is much more rare than hot chicks with douchebags (which, as it turns out, isn't that rare at all).

Enjoy it. Supposedly this kind of stuff won't happen next season...

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9 Comments:
Anonymous Nick F. (Buck Nasty) said...
Maybe you should send this in as a Ginobli entry to that douchebag website. Ass.

Anonymous AK Dave said...
Did Dick Vitale coin the phrase "Double Floparoonie?"

Say it again in a DV voice, adding "baby" at the end... go on, try it- I could SWEAR he made that up!

Blogger jochem said...
But still, what happens in the NBA is nothing compared to football (the European kind). Watch at 0:35 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZavXabGsuA

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bawful... are we really sure these are both flops? Ginobli seems to get knocked around pretty hard on both.

Nash, too, on the first one... is it a flop on him just because he throws up his arms?

Do you HONESTLY think anyone would get fined over that next year?

Blogger stephanie g said...
Sometime during the Suns-Spurs series I remember two defenders trying to draw the charge at the same time on the same player. It looked really funny. That is all.

Blogger karma said...
The first one was the most hilarious thing I've seen all day. What's even funnier is how quickly Ginobili got up after that flop....only to flop again on Raja Bell. You know it's a flop when even Doug Collins is laughing at you while you do it.

Blogger Elliot Cole said...
I'm all for calling out flopping. That being said, this video is a total reach. Bell extended his forearm. It was a foul.

I consider a "flop" when somebody completely fabricates contact. Bell whacked him pretty decently, and Manu is a scrawny guy.

Blogger spongefrob said...
I'm all for calling out flopping. That being said, this video is a total reach. Bell extended his forearm. It was a foul.

I consider a "flop" when somebody completely fabricates contact. Bell whacked him pretty decently, and Manu is a scrawny guy.


I consider a "flop" any exaggeration, whether contact occurs or not, of the effects of the (real or perceived) contact.

So, yes, Bell fouled him. It probably would have been called a foul without the exaggerated histrionic arm-flailing that Ginobili added.

Anonymous Joe said...
As Spongefrob pointed out and as shown in the video, you can have a flop and a foul. It will be interesting to see what the league does in that situation--how can you punish a player for exagerrating the effect of a foul? Seems to me a lot of the flopping is due to refs refusing to call fouls unless the contact is exaggerated.

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