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In the heyday of flopping, we rate the performers

Flopping is rampant again in the NBA playoffs. Page 2 sets out to rate this year's performances. Story

Updated: April 28, 2008, 6:20 PM ET
By Vince Thomas | Special to Page 2

We've all been in our fair share of testy pickup games, right? How often were you knocked to the ground trying to defend someone of similar size in the post? Almost never, right? The NBA is at a critical juncture, people, one where the term "bang" is on deathwatch. What's going on down in the trenches? What do you call that? Tantric hoops? Remember dudes like Wes Unseld, Dave Cowens, Michael Cage, Rick Mahorn, Adrian Dantley and Charles Barkley who met contact with contact. They were bangers. ...

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