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Soccer star Wynalda says NBA has as many floppers as soccer

May 14, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

You know you’re in trouble when a soccer player is saying you flop too much. David Stern, you listening?

Three-time USA World Cup team member and one of the great scorers in American soccer history, Eric Wynalda (current analyst for the Fox Soccer Channel) was on the Dan Patrick Show and was talking flopping. That and the amazing Man City comeback on Sunday. Watch the whole thing above, Wynalda has a great story about his father, plus he blames Vlade Divac for brining flopping to the NBA.

But here is the money quote. Courtesy CSNNChicago.com.

“It’s just as bad if not worse in Basketball, it just is,” Wynalda said. “It’s kind of like they just kind of yell out, when they get hit they’ll just yell out something. In soccer everybody just kind of yells out and points.”

  1. boilerup1869 - May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Wynalda is a garbage analyst whose lack of credibility is surpassed only by the worst commentator/analyst/condescender in American soccer broadcasting, Alexi Lalas.

    That said, he’s right. Flopping in the NBA is completely out of hand.

  2. southbeachtalent - May 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    No its 100X worse in soccer, let’s not kid ourselves.

  3. markcycy - May 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    If wynalda is a soccer star then shopping at Walmart is high end shopping

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