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Chris Bosh flops (video)

Jun 13, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

Chris Bosh wraps his arm around Tim Duncan, then suddenly and in cartoonish fashion, Bosh bounces off Duncan with both arms extended and falls to the ground.

The flop drew an offensive foul on Duncan, but it will also likely draw a fine for Bosh. Perhaps if he didn’t jolt both arms in the air to draw attention, Bosh could get the benefit of the doubt, but this flop was egregiously apparent.

But for an advantage in the NBA Finals, the fine might be worth it.

Hat tip for the video: Ben Golliver of Point Forward

  1. trinityeagle - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Want to make flopping stop overnight?

    Suspend Chris Bosh for a game. It will fix the problem immediately. How many players do you have to suspend for the players to get it? 2, maybe 3?

    • mattblues110 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Leflop would never play if there was suspensions for flopping, the NBA is to busy hugging his nuts for that to ever happen.

      • jamieaadams - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        I missed LeBron’s flop in game four.

      • 6thsense79 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM


        Suspension is way too harsh and would never fly. There is going to be a gray area where a play is hard to tell if a flopped occurred and then the power to suspend would come down to a judgement call. Not good. However I would not be opposed to having the league review flops afterwards and being able to

        1. Fine player $10,000 per flop AND
        2. Having the player start the next game with a foul for each flop from the previous game up to 3 fouls.

        Flop twice in a game? Well then you pay $10,000 and you have 2 fouls for the next game before play even begins.

      • tcclark - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:44 AM

        Lebron made about 50 million dollars last year. At $10,000 a flop, he could flop every other game for a season and still not lose 1% of his salary. Suspend them

    • jamieaadams - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM

      Fix it by fining the official who calls such a flop. Sometimes it’s hard to tell I know…but that one was terrible.

      • 6thsense79 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM

        If you start fining officials for being fooled on floods don’t get mad when your team loses because your player got man handled in the post and the ref swallows his whistle. The entire onnus should be on the player or team.

  2. robertb655 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Ref blew the call, he needs some of the fault too

    • deadeyedesign23 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      Refs need all of the blame for this stuff. I don’t like flopping ay all, but, if you’re going to call it players will do it. If you don’t pull people over for speeding you can’t mad when people drive 100mph.

    • 6thsense79 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM the ref didn’t blow the flop. The ref sees things in real time not slow motion at various angles. Watching on TV I saw someone go flying and thought there will be a loose ball foul called. It wasn’t until I saw the slow motion replay that I knew it was definitely a flop. I suspect the same goes to anyone else watching.

  3. floridascuba1 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Spurs were flopping just as much.

  4. boondocksaint224 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I get that it’s hard for the refs to catch flopping in real time, but they have to notice such an egregious dive. I mean, Bosh literally LEAPT out there with his arms flailing about like he just got punched in the mouth.

    The fines that players are getting aren’t even close to enough. $5,000 isn’t even a night out for most of these guys. Technicals mean little to most of these guys, because most don’t get enough over the course of a season to ever get a suspension from it, and a technical after the fact doesn’t put anybody at the free throw line. My opinion (even though it’ll never happen) is that a flop should be a one game suspension, and the penalty doubles for each subsequent flop. Second flop gets 2 games, 3rd flop gets 4, and so on. Players will smarten up REALLY quick at that point.

  5. kinggw - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    All of you crying about Bosh flopping need to watch the video a bit closer. He didn’t flop, he clearly trips over Wade who was chasing Neal. People so badly want to label the Heat floppers they ignore evidence to the contrary.

    I don’t think the foul was called on Duncan because of Bosh’s fall, it was called for an illegal moving screen he was setting.

    • floridascuba1 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      the moving screen was what I saw as well. Spurs don’t have a chance without Green and Neal stepping up like they are.

      • rtfinch - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:43 AM

        how do you call a moving screen when no screen is being set?

    • bgarrityirb - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      What are you watching?????? Bosh starts falling long before Wade ever get near him. Shoot by the way he went flying you’d think the hand of god pushed him, not 37 yo Tim Duncan.

  6. miamatt - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Even if Bosh did flop, the call was correct, as explained by Steve Javie on the ABC broadcast. Moving screen.

    • gmsingh123 - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      And why would Van Gundy’s assessment be wrong? Because he it wasn’t.

    • fredagsedb - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Moving screen yes. But he was trying to post up. Is illegal to post up just because your PG starts to drive? And even if you make the moving screen call on Duncan, which can be argued for, Bosh should still get something for that flop. In no way is Duncan’s contact making his body do that. That is excessive, and therefore should be a fine under the current rules. The current rules which are useless as is evident for everyone watching NBA this season. Especially the playoffs.

  7. bman7206 - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Nothing more embarrassing then the NBA. Can’t tell the difference between these clowns and European soccer players.

  8. fredagsedb - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Like Jeff Van Gundy called it. That is a post-up and a flop.

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