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  1. Does the league still care about flopping?

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul, a candidate for MVP of flopping, hasn't been punished. The NBA began the season with a new rule against flopping, and the early indications were it made a difference. Since 2013 began, however, the NBA h...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  2. Flop of the night: C.J. Watson

    Beckley Mason

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images C.J. Watson's big game against Minnesota included a memorable flop against J.J. Barea. It's rare for a flopper to confess. But that's just what C.J. Watson did Wednesday night following the Nets win over Minnesota. ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  3. Flop of the night: John Henson

    Beckley Mason

    Gary Dineen/Getty Images Henson doesn't yet have the heft to deal with Dwight Howard inside. At 6-11 and just 220 pounds, John Henson may not be cut out to bang with all 265 muscular pounds of Dwight Howard in the paint. On Tuesday night the same c...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Flop of the night: Chauncey Billups

    Beckley Mason

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesChauncey Billups deployed veteran trickery to great effect Monday night.Chauncey Billups is a high risk to receive a flopping warning from the NBA league office after his egregious "roughing the punter" flop -- the...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  5. Flop of the Night: J.J. Barea

    Beckley Mason

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images J.J. Barea kept flopping against the Kings until it paid off. Three weeks after receiving a warning from the NBA for flopping, J.J. Barea earned #FlopOfTheNight honors (Video) for his acting work against the Isaiah T...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  6. Flop of the Night: Gerald Wallace

    Beckley Mason

    Bruce Bennett/NBAE/Getty Images Gerald Wallace plays, and sometimes acts, with gusto. When Reggie Evans received the NBA's first ever flopping fine and cemented his reputation as the league's most notorious actor, not everyone was pleased. Although...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  7. Flop of the Night: Reggie Evans

    Beckley Mason

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe sounds of flopping dance through Reggie Evans' headphones pregame. The Nets forward was featured multiple times on Flop of the Night last season, and is now known throughout the league as both one of the most...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. Flop of the Night: Omer Asik

    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 ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  9. HoopIdea Guide to Flops: Fan Faves

    Beckley Mason

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images TrueHoop readers make meaningful additions to HoopIdea's growing catalog of flops. When we posted our HoopIdea Guide to Flops, we also asked readers to help us find and name even more flops. Boy, did you ever. Mo...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  10. The HoopIdea Guide to Flops

    Beckley Mason

    Now that the NBA is in the business of identifying flops, it's time to acknowledge that not all flops are created equal. So we're putting names on the different kinds of flops -- and naming names, too. You can help us identify all the varieties...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Players and coaches on flops

    Beckley Mason

    Since the NBA announced its new anti-flopping rules, reaction from players, former player and coaches has been mostly positive. Here's a sampling: Tyson Chandler: 'There are a lot of guys in the league that are in trouble." Tom Thibodeau: "Ever...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Flop of the Night: Rudy Fernandez

    Beckley Mason

    Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Andre Iguodala touched Fernandez's leg, and touched off a Shakespearean death scene. Despite the acting reputations of American players like Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade, many still see European hoopers as the masters of...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  13. Former referee Steve Javie on flopping

    Beckley Mason

    When players flop, NBA referees are put in an almost impossible position. Former NBA official Steve Javie talks with Jeff Van Gundy about how referees view flops and floppers, and how they are instructed to make the tough calls....

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  14. TrueHoop TV: David Stern on technology

    Beckley Mason

    More TrueHoop TV: David Stern on how the league plans to address flopping....

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  15. David Stern: rule changes under discussion

    Beckley Mason

    D. Clarke Evans/Getty Images The NBA's new competition committee has discussed expanded use of instant replay. "It's not enough to say, 'it's all part of the game.'" -- David Stern The NBA's new competition committee -- Rick Carlisle, Doc Rivers...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Flops of the Night: Fisher vs. Chalmers

    Beckley Mason

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Mario Chalmers has much to learn from Derek Fisher. "When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to win Flop of the Night" -- Kung Fu, sort of. The similarities between Mario Chalmers and Derek...

    Blog | June 13, 2012