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1) Vlade Divac

Flopping is a common sight in today’s game, and unfortunately much of it has to do with Vlade Divac. Whilst certainly a skilled player and one that opened the door for many international players to come in, Divac was also notorious for flopping and some would say he turned it into an “art form”. When players, particularly Shaq, began to post up the Serbian, he would suddenly fall to the floor and roll around like a fish out of water. Divac struggled to adjust to the fast pace and physical side of the NBA when he entered the league, but he soon learnt that by exaggerating the contact and throwing his body around he could get calls to go his way. Soon players caught on, and flopping has since become a huge part of the game and something that is difficult to officiate.

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