Jun 13, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh speaks at a postgame press conference following game four against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT

NBA Finals 2013: Kevin Durant calls out Chris Bosh for flopping

Chris Bosh did some accentuating of contact during Game 4 of the NBA Finals last night.

On this drive by Gary Neal, Tim Duncan screened Bosh and then Bosh made it look like something else.

The play did not go unnoticed by Kevin Durant while he was watching the game.


Bosh definitely flopped on this play. The Heat won the game easily so there’s of course no sense looking at one or two plays as being decisive in this game.

Flopping like this is just something we’re going to have to continue to get use to in this league. The fines won’t stop it and why would they? If you can earn points by flopping like Bosh did then why not accept the $5,000 fine?

One of the great things about the Oklahoma City Thunder is how rarely Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook flop. We had a big time flopper last year in James Harden.

Westbrook is the best though. He plays so fast there’s just no chance he will ever even think to flop.

Tags: Chris Bosh Kevin Durant Miami Heat NBA Finals NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs

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  • Jeff Vidricksen

    I get tired of the word flop being thrown around. Sometimes players are accused of flopping when they were legitimately fouled. If a player’s feet are set and a big shoulder is smashed into his chest, that player is going to fall because he was fouled. This, however, is the definition of flop. Tim Duncan boxing out Bosh is not a foul, and Chris Bosh thinks he’s Daniel Day-Lewis all of a sudden with that acting job. I’d like to see officials have the ability to call this sort of thing and punish a team on the spot for such bad behavior. There would be some tough calls for the officials, but there would also be the obvious ones. Like this one.

  • fatherryan14

    at some point in time, flopping = 1 bonus free throw to the opponent.

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