Is it just me, or is there a flopping epidemic in the game of basketball? Seems like I can’t turn on an NBA game this postseason without seeing some dude who makes $5 million flailing around like he’s being attacked by a swarm of bees. Perhaps they’re all watching too much soccer. I mean, there are a lot of Europeans in the league these days, and LeBron is actually a minority owner of Liverpool FC. And we all know soccer players have a propensity for diving.
Anyway, I decided yesterday that, if this nonsense is going to persist, I might as well put it to good use and do a list of basketball flops. So here you go, folks—25 examples of ridiculous flopping in animated GIF form. Because 24 is too few and 26 is too many.