Andrei Kirilenko on Dirk Nowitzki: When you have commenters typing in all caps for a “robot ref” to call out flops like this, you know it’s bad.
Raja Bell on Manu Ginobili: This rarest of finds is the double flop, and it’s the first in a series between these two. As two of the more practiced floppers in the league, these two know how to use their body for effect better than a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.
It’s like watching van Gogh and Monet in a paint-off.
Raja Bell on Manu Ginobili: Here’s Bell in 2007 in the playoffs getting the “worst” of a Ginobili forearm.
Raja Bell on Kobe Bryant: “You have to be willing to take a pounding” Doug Collins says on this broadcast. Maybe from his angle it looked that way but upon further review…no. This perceived elbow led to Bell’s actual clothesline of Bryant later in the game. It doesn’t exactly seem to be cause-and-effect, unless you’re Bell.
Baron Davis on Mehmet Okur: This is in its own category because Davis falls so blatantly without the game even going on. It takes stones to pull off this in plain sight, though he had to have known the W’s crowd would have his back.