Friday, April 27, 2012
Flop of the Night: Jonny Flynn
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:
Jonny Flynn has spent just five weeks playing with the Portland Trail Blazers, but this Flop of the Night shows he's working hard to learn from veteran teammate and 3-pointer flop artist Jamal Crawford.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Flynn spots up in the right corner where he's wide open for a 3-pointer. However Flynn looks more concerned with drawing the foul than hitting the shot. As his defender flies by, Flynn goes down as though all muscle control suddenly flees his legs in mid-air.
Credit Flynn this much: he truly is a committed actor, listen closely and you'll hear him yelp a verbal flop as well.
Even accounting for the unconvincing dramatization, this is a truly bad flop because it takes Flynn out of the action. After picking himself up off the floor, Flynn lags behind the play as the basketball gods (or just Jamaal Tinsley) punish him for his floppery by pushing the ball up court for a three-on-two that ends in a Josh Howard bucket.
A big thanks to @KennChapman17, who not only caught the flop but sent in an exemplary tweet to alert us.
However the playoffs are sure to provide a veritable cornucopia of flops, so keep your eyes peeled and tweet @HoopIdea when you spot a #FlopOfTheNight!
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