15 Of The Worst Flops In NBA History [GIFs]

250-pound LeBron James tries to dribble past Suns forward Earl Barron and puts his right shoulder into the chest of Barron, who attempts to shadow King James near the perimeter. Upon making contact, LeBron lets the ball go and throws himself wildly to the floor with his arms raised, landing on his back. What a glorious flop and more importantly, a foul.

LeBron is just one of the NBA’s flop artists, many of them stars who are more likely to draw a foul for acting performances. The unethical dark art will continue until the league penalizes players for flopping, but it now appears that the NBA is finally taking the issue seriously.

David Stern met with the league’s competition committee on Monday to discuss how to end flopping. “If you continue to do this, you may you have to suffer some consequences,” Stern said. “What those exactly should be and what the progression is is to be decided, because … we just want to put a stake in the ground that says this is not something that we want to be part of our game, without coming down with a sledgehammer but just doing it in a minimalist way to begin stamping it out.”

We’ll see if and when the league changes the rules. In the mean time, let’s review some of the most shameful, egregious flops in the greatest visual form known to man: GIFS!

The Godfather of flops, Vlade Divac

Tyrus Thomas puts on a show right in front of a ref

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Poor Bosh gets crushed by an invisible elbow

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Double flop, featuring Manu Ginobili’s graceful leg kick

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Rondo tumbles

James Jones hits the deck after a tap from Jermaine O’Neal

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MAN DOWN! Baron Davis

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Big Flop Rob

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Baron Davis, this time absorbing a phantom head shot

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LBJ did not suffer a concussion from this head collision

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Chris Paul… words can’t describe

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Kirilenko steps on an IED directly in front of Dirk

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Reggie Evans does the wave

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So ridiculous Barea can’t help but laugh

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