Flopping in the NBA has become too common. Though no one respects flopping—it shows zero toughness—players still do it. They would rather look like fools and get fined $5,000 to sell a call than keep playing the game the way it's meant to be played.
The league tolerates several well-known floppers. Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James have all, at one time or another, been called the league's worst flopper. But one player takes the craziest dives to ensure getting calls. That player is Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart.
Given the number of flops Smart has already performed in his young career, the 22-year-old has made it clear that he has no shame when it comes to playing the flop game. This is Smart's third season with the Celtics, and he has tried to get away with a number of outrageous flops.
During Monday's game against the New Orlean Pelicans, Smart was in position to take a charge as Pelicans forward Solomon Hill drove hard to the basket. Hill jumped over Smart, moving his legs to avoid him, but Smart fell to the floor anyway. Though it was an obvious flop, the refs called a charge. To make matters worse, Smart got up and celebrated the phantom foul.
Smart's propensity for flopping harks back to his career at Oklahoma State University. Check out the videos below to see the King of the Flop back in college, along with more ridiculous flops he has inflicted on the NBA.
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