Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:49 pm

The League isn't touching the choir boy.

He's the entire reason the rule was put in place and he just got his first warning 3/4 the way through the season..... If you review the tape on the clipper games this season you'd find 15 other flops just as bad. He only gets a warning after it becomes a PR issue for the league.

As always follow the money.... he's the spokesperson of a major NBA advertising partner.... you won't see the NBA clipping the wings of the golden goose.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Punk-101 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:10 pm

Rooscooter wrote: He only gets a warning after it becomes a PR issue for the league.


I wonder if fans did due diligence and tried to make every flop of his a viral PR nightmare for the league if there would be any power to it?
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:21 pm

Punk-101 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote: He only gets a warning after it becomes a PR issue for the league.


I wonder if fans did due diligence and tried to make every flop of his a viral PR nightmare for the league if there would be any power to it?


Power to the people?..... :man10:

Sounds like something I'd like
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby ThizGuy83 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:26 pm

from now on ill just record clipper games and upload there flops onto youtube... time to get the ball rolling and get these floppers what they deserve
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby therealdeal on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:53 am

There ought to be some sort of Chris Paul hashtag or something. Something that references his flopping. Go to social media and get it trending. ESPN will pick it up and the league will take a little notice.

some examples (mind you I don't do twitter, but it's an honest attempt):
@johndoe is the best actor around. #ChrisPaulAward
@janedoe I went fishing and @CP3 landed in my boat #EpicFlopper
@johndoe watching the Clippers is like going to my local theater #SupportLocalActors #ChrisPaulAward
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:03 am

therealdeal wrote:#SupportLocalActors


Now that is good. :man10: :man9:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:28 am

I know Fisher was criticized for years with his "flopping" but his came off ACTUAL contact be it from picks or taking the opponent's blow to his midsection and chest. Paul? Hell, a slight breeze could topple him over.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:41 am

Hahaha. What a joke.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 pm

gcclaker wrote:I know Fisher was criticized for years with his "flopping" but his came off ACTUAL contact be it from picks or taking the opponent's blow to his midsection and chest. Paul? Hell, a slight breeze could topple him over.


I see it a little different.... Fisher was a flopper..... Paul is a cheater. To purposefully position yourself in front of a player who isn't looking, grab is arm and then goes into a seizure spazing out all over the place is a purposeful mindset.... not a reaction to a split second action on the court.

Fisher is a competitor who flopped.... Paul is a cheater who uses the referees to augment his game.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:25 pm

^got to agree with Roo's definition here. Fish flopped for sure but he did it during plays and with contact. Paul falls when he gets off the bench, puts on his uniform and chews gum.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:06 pm

^^I agree with Roo too as hilariously true as he depicted. Spazzing...classic! Paul "manufactures" his out of nothing to the point of absurdity. Fisher is actually out of SOMETHING.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Forward Three on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:16 pm

It's one of those age-old dilemmas I guess. You create rules not so much to govern and restrict behavior but to give a framework for what the 'spirit' of a thing is supposed to be about. When people respect rules and can intellectually and emotionally respect why they exist and what they are attempting to accomplish as well as respecting the overall goals and reasons that we do various things... well, you don't need to clamp down on everything all the time, you don't need to keep enforcing and adding rules and regulating more and more and more until it gets to the point where things become esoteric enough that almost everything is a gray area, benefit-of-the-doubt, up to interpretation issue or it's needlessly and excessively draconian.

Call it human nature or whatever but there are always people who look at a set of rules and they don't think "okay, that makes sense I can understand why these rules exist, not that I necessarily agree with them all but I can still work within them for the most part and that's a fair compromise" they instead think "Okay, so, how can I break these rules without being punished?" or "What discrepancies exist or technicalities or loopholes exist to enable me to circumvent the purpose of these rules".

I think the best regulation for that sort of thing is pride and community. If Paul legitimately felt like his brand of extreme flopping(that verges on cheating outright) was going to jeopardize relationships within the league, on his team, with his fans, with his friends, with his family or whoever, he'd probably not do it. But he couldn't care less. It's not like teammates are going to stop passing him the ball, he's the friggin point guard. It's not like he'll lose sponsorships, he's a superstar MVP candidate. It's not like he'll lose fan support, fans are stupid. I'm sure plenty of players around the league hate him for it and think he is a punk, but what does he care? he cashes his paychecks and breaks their ankles just the same.

He's basically a 'bully' with his mentality on this. He knows he can do something wrong because no one can really stop him without taking measures that seriously affect _everyone_ negatively. So he does, and tacitly puts the onus on YOU to come up with a way to stop him, which, if it goes to far(Suspensions or whatever), then his fans will take umbrage over how unfair YOU are or how YOU'RE trying to ruin the game or whatever.

Which makes you think maybe he'd stop if other players started doing it to him, and only him. If it became an NBA meme like Hack-a-shaq, flop-on-paul. But being a 6'0 point guard again works in his favor because who is going to believe a power forward getting tossed by Paul? And on top of that, the league isn't really doing anything against Paul's flopping directly because he's one of their studs, but you can be damn sure if other players tried to fight fire with fire on him they'd get the horns.

So it just kind of sucks. You want to believe that the PROFESSIONAL league would have zero tolerance for that REC LEAGUE crap, but entertainment just doesn't work that way.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:03 pm

^^^ :bow: :beer: :jam2:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Kasumi on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:31 pm

Rooscooter wrote:^^^ :bow: :beer: :jam2:

+1 :jam2:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Finwë on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:53 pm

Kasumi wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:^^^ :bow: :beer: :jam2:

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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:30 pm

+4
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:00 pm

^^^^Well written... Rec league players should feel insulted though. :man1: No one in all the pick up games I got involved in EVER flopped. You pulled a Paul, you'd end picking up your teeth or banished to play ping pong. Apologies to ping-pong players...
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby karacha on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:07 pm

What a disgrace. :disagree:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Forward Three on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:55 pm

gcclaker wrote:^^^^Well written... Rec league players should feel insulted though. :man1: No one in all the pick up games I got involved in EVER flopped. You pulled a Paul, you'd end picking up your teeth or banished to play ping pong. Apologies to ping-pong players...


I originally wrote blacktop players. Just saying, when players police themselves, sure there is a cold war effect(don't cheat or I'll mess you up) but *a lot* of stuff that would be foul, technical, flagrant or even suspension worthy in the NBA also goes unnoticed and no one cares.
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