Nearly everybody does it. Flopping, that is.
Soccer, famously known for its players taking phantom dives to elicit calls, has nothing on the NBA anymore.
"We have seen throughout these playoffs some outstanding acting by our top-notch players," color commentator Reggie Miller said during the last postseason.
Takes one to know one. Miller, in his time, was one of the league's best floppers.
"The master speaking," play-by-play analyst Marv Albert said, taking a playful dig at Miller.
In 2008, the NBA threatened to fine players for theatrical flopping, but little, if any punishment, has been doled out.
This week, we will rank the NBA's current top 10 floppers.
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Flop ranking: 3rd
Current team: Houston Rockets
Height/weight: 6-9, 245.
Age on April 30, 2011: 31.
Seasons in NBA: 4.
What makes him a noted flopper: Scola could easily rank No.1, but his pratfalls get lost sometimes with all the flopping from teammate Kevin Martin. Arms, legs and hair flying, Scola looks like a very tall soccer player as he recoils at the slightest touch. The man can sell the flop in several languages.
Best Hollywood movie title to honor his work: Liar, Liar (1997).
Best song: What a Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers)
Best flop quote: "I don't care about that — not for good, not for bad," Scola said, when told he was voted as one of the top floppers by his peers.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun