Saturday , May , 31 , 2008 Christopher Sells

Red on Roundball: Quit Flopping

Red on Roundball: Quit Flopping

This is a special feature by guest blogger Christopher Sells.

A fantastic video from basketball legend Red Auerbach addressing flopping, which, if you haven’t heard, will draw some sort of fine and/or punishment next season.

I think the best thing about the video is that it was filmed more than 30 years ago. This was a problem then and, evidently, not enough was done to prevent further abuse of the rules regarding offensive fouls now. It sounds a lot like Red thought that defenders should step up and play D like men instead of flopping all over the place.

To be fair, most middle schoolers do a better acting job than the guys in that video, but still the point is made.