Flop of the Night: Omer Asik

November, 1, 2012
Mason By Beckley Mason
HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the pretenders from the defenders -- details below:

Flop of the Night returns with this dive from Omer Asik (Video).

In the second quarter of the Rockets’ win opening night win over the Pistons, Rodney Stuckey came off a pick and headed directly for Houston’s biggest player, who had good position at the rim. Though in the perfect spot to contest the shot, the 7-foot Asik played for the charge by launching himself backward.

The problem was that instead of charging over Asik, Stuckey deployed a slick Euro-step and avoided the flailing Asik altogether.

Say this about Asik's effort: though unconvincing, he was committed.

When you see an egregious flop that deserves proper recognition, send us a link to the video so we can consider it for Flop of the Night. Here's how to make your submission:
  • Alert HoopIdea to super flops with the Twitter hashtag #FlopOfTheNight (follow us on Twitter here).
  • Use the #FlopOfTheNight hashtag in Daily Dime Live.
  • E-mail us at hoopidea@gmail.com
Beckley Mason is an NBA contributor for ESPN.com.



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