Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby keyindabox on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:45 pm

And he probably won't get fined, smh.

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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Weezy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:13 pm

I haven't heard a damn thing about flopping fines in months. What was the whole point of all that if they weren't going to follow through? Oh that's right, it was all BS and we knew it as soon as it was announced. The league isn't going to fine it's biggest offenders because it's biggest offenders are some of it's biggest stars in CP3 and Blake. This flop here is just pathetic, CP3 should be ashamed of pulling stuff like that when he has so much talent he doesn't need to. Nothing will come of it though like you said, I haven't heard a thing about it anywhere except here on CL.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Congo Cash on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:23 pm

If CP3 and Griffin paid for every flop they did, they would be hobos by now... :man11:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:39 pm

^^ Yeah, that one's in the other NBA games thread. Absolutely hilarious but at the same time one of the most annoying things I've seen in ages. Chris Paul :disagree: Unbelievably absurd flop. Someone needs to send that ish in to the league office like right now. If we have to watch garbage like that in the playoffs I'm going to :hurl:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:04 pm

If you cannot avoid a flopper then might as well get your money's worth. I read a story of how Dave Cowens played against another player who was notorious for drawing fouls at the slightest contact. Next trip down he just mowed him then gestured how THAT was a real foul. Funny ish to this day...
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Weezy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:58 pm

gcclaker wrote:If you cannot avoid a flopper then might as well get your money's worth. I read a story of how Dave Cowens played against another player who was notorious for drawing fouls at the slightest contact. Next trip down he just mowed him then gestured how THAT was a real foul. Funny ish to this day...


Sad thing is that stuff flew back then, if somebody did it to CP3 now he'd have to be taken out on a stretcher and the player would be suspended 15 games or some BS. There's nothing to be done, you can't retaliate because the league is soft, you can't avoid the flopping because the refs fall for it, and you can't trust them to try to stop it because they don't follow through when they say they're going to start fining it.

That goes for what Lakerjones said too, if somebody sent a tape to the NBA offices they'd just shrug and go "oh well that's one of our cash cows". I'm pretty sure teams HAVE sent tapes of that stuff to the league, but what are they going to do when the offender is probably the best PG in the league? Tell him to stop flopping like a p**** and whining to the refs like a b****? Yeah right. :man10: The NBA created their own mess with this stuff and they have no idea how to clean it up.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:20 pm

Swear to gawd. Send that bleeping clip link directly to David Stern. Make him look at it and acknowledge what a joke this A-hole is. That's rediculous. Seriously I would have loved to have heard the coverstation Kobe would have had with him trying to pull that rediculous crap wearing the purple and gold. Kobe's made his feelings clear about flopping. "Where's (their) balls?"
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:43 pm

The flopping rule isn't for Chris Paul.... he's a marketing golden goose for the NBA. They are not going to do anything to tarnish his image.

I still remember the garbage about him during the All Star game after Katrina.... that was just about the most sickening suck up I've ever seen... I think it has emboldened him actually. He's become even worse after that bob-fest.

That flop is disgusting to me as a competitor... it has nothing with the integrity of the game.... it's an attempt to blatantly cheat. Every time he gets away with it he gets more and more belligerent about it.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby ThizGuy83 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:43 pm

i think it would be awesome for the laker fans to chant FLOPPER when clippers are on the court... every time they have the ball... every free throw... just chant FLOPPER
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby keyindabox on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:53 pm

ThizGuy83 wrote:i think it would be awesome for the laker fans to chant FLOPPER when clippers are on the court... every time they have the ball... every free throw... just chant FLOPPER


That WOULD be awesome. I bet you can get a good chant going too.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby khmrP on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:15 pm

Instead of "we want tacos" you can do "we want floppers" :man10:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby 24/23goats on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:32 am

that is absolutely disgraceful, though it gave me a good laugh. I especially like cousins(i think) facial expression at paul flailing around.

players these days have no shame
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby 432J on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:41 am

the flopping rule applies to everyone except paul and griffin apparently

the NBA can't afford to hurt the feelings of their 2 model players
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Finwë on Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:46 am

I commented on this in the "other nba games" thread.. My two cents:
Finwë wrote:Something that's bothered me for a long time is that people actually praise Paul for being "super competitive" and wanting to win "at whatever the cost"... To me real competitiveness does NOT include cheating to gain an edge, they're actually opposing concepts.
If you're truly competetitive, you want the challenge, you want the opposition's best shot, you want to beat them fair and square to prove you're greater. Cheating (which is exactly what flopping is) flies directly in the face of that. It's not real competitiveness, it's just being petty, it's something a 'smaller' man would do, it's denigrating the game and the purpose of wanting to win in the first place. If you cheat and play dirty to win, and you achieve just that, does the victory really mean something? Does it mean anything close to actually beating an opponent because you are more talented / smarter / more determined / more skilled ? NO.

I praise being physical, playing with real balls and not backing down, I like trash talking as a form of intimidation and trying to get in the other player's head (with limits, KG went too far for example), but I absolutely abhor, I loathe flopping (and other forms of cheating) and dirty players.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:48 am

Finwë wrote:I commented on this in the "other nba games" thread.. My two cents:
Finwë wrote:Something that's bothered me for a long time is that people actually praise Paul for being "super competitive" and wanting to win "at whatever the cost"... To me real competitiveness does NOT include cheating to gain an edge, they're actually opposing concepts.
If you're truly competetitive, you want the challenge, you want the opposition's best shot, you want to beat them fair and square to prove you're greater. Cheating (which is exactly what flopping is) flies directly in the face of that. It's not real competitiveness, it's just being petty, it's something a 'smaller' man would do, it's denigrating the game and the purpose of wanting to win in the first place. If you cheat and play dirty to win, and you achieve just that, does the victory really mean something? Does it mean anything close to actually beating an opponent because you are more talented / smarter / more determined / more skilled ? NO.

I praise being physical, playing with real balls and not backing down, I like trash talking as a form of intimidation and trying to get in the other player's head (with limits, KG went too far for example), but I absolutely abhor, I loathe flopping (and other forms of cheating) and dirty players.


Exactly on target. Paul's mental approach is evident in his actions. He typically resorts to these antics when there is a change in momentum or the game is getting out of reach. That's a mental collapse IMO and not what true leaders are made of...... Talented player but will resort to premeditatedly cheating rather than leading by example.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Finwë on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:20 am

^^ agreed
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby pound4pound1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:55 am

disgusting


if the league was serious about sending a message against flopping, they'd suspend him for that crap
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:06 pm

Stern and Jackson probably saw the play...shared giggles and decided not act due to "basketball reasons".
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Punk-101 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:42 pm

What if the coaches had 1 coach's challenge per game where during a stop in action they could make a challenge for a review of a finable flop?

The refs would review the play in question and if a flop was ruled, immediate ejection. The rule wouldn't be for close judgment calls like mildly embellishing contact to sell a charge, but reserved for insults to the game like CP3, Griffin, Evans, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, etc, where they GROSSLY exaggerate contact or even a lack of contact. Stern could still send the word to not enforce the ejections on stars since it would still be a subjective call by the ref, but it would be more of a deterrant than the silly fines. Never gonna happen though...
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:18 pm

SI - Ben Golliver wrote:NBA warns Chris Paul for flopping

The NBA officially warned Clippers guard Chris Paul for violating its anti-flopping policy on Thursday.

Paul’s flop occurred with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter of a 116-101 loss to the Kings in Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday night. Clippers forward Matt Barnes missed a jumper and as the two teams transitioned to the other end of the court, Paul ran in front of Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, flying backward and flailing both of his arms as if Cousins had shoved him. Cousins did not even raise his arms to push Paul, and no foul was called on the play. This one was so obvious that the internet beat the league office to the punch in calling out Paul.

This type of flop was specifically called out in the NBA’s official video introducing its flopping policy. In the video, then Celtics big man Ryan Hollins flew to the ground during an inbounding situation, pretending to have been shoved by Evan Turner as he worked to receive the pass from out of bounds.

“The highlighted defensive player on this play, No. 50 in the white uniform, gets entangled with the offensive player who is moving to receive the inbounds pass,” the video’s narrator explains. “The defender then throws himself backward to the floor, simulating that he was pushed down on the play. This was an unreasonable embellishment by the defensive player designed to draw an unearned offensive foul on his opponent.”

Paul becomes the 14th player to be warned this season, joining Nuggets forward Corey Brewer, Spurs guard Tony Parker, Sixers guard Royal Ivey, Bucks center Gustavo Ayon, Rockets center Omer Asik, Hawks center Zaza Pachulia, Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, Nets forward Gerald Wallace, Kings forward Patrick Patterson, Nets forward Reggie Evans, Thunder guard Kevin Martin, Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan.

Paul will now be subject to fines if he violates the policy again. The sliding fine scale looks like this.

Violation 2: $5,000 fine
Violation 3: $10,000 fine
Violation 4: $15,000 fine
Violation 5: $30,000 fine

For a sixth (or any subsequent) violation of the rule, the player will be subject to such discipline as the League determines is reasonable under the circumstances, including an increased fine and/or suspension.

Paul, 27, is averaging 16.6 points, 9.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game for the Clippers. He is on the books for $17.8 million this season.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby Finwë on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:30 pm

^^ LOL, seriously, this is his first warning?
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:33 pm

Finwë wrote:^^ LOL, seriously, this is his first warning?

The NBA...where AMAZING happens. :man10:
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:36 pm

only reason they "warned" him was because it became popular on social media. League is a damn joke.
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:41 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:only reason they "warned" him was because it became popular on social media. League is a damn joke.

MAJOR props to whoever caught that film and showed the nation. I have been having fantasies of seeing a larger player falling down on top of him and squishing him like a little bug.

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Oh and notice how MANY current and former Clippers are on that list. I count FOUR! Four I tell ya! I'm shocked that Griffin isn't there. Maybe he went back in time on his KIA car and erased the sequences
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Re: Ridiculous Chris Paul Flop Attempt

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:35 pm

UVO play funk..... :man10:
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