Kobe Bryant Rips Players Who Flop
(Kobe) Bryant’s comments on charge-taking came on the heels of commissioner David Stern decrying the epidemic of flopping going on in today’s NBA.
“I think it’s time to look at [flopping] in a more serious way,” Stern said Sunday, “because it’s only designed to fool the referee. It’s not a legitimate play in my judgment. I recognize if there’s contact [you] move a little bit, but some of this is acting. We should give out Oscars rather than MVP trophies.”
Bryant, who made it clear, “I don’t flop,” echoed Stern’s remarks.
“There’s a difference [between taking a charge and flopping]. We all know what flopping is when we see it,” Bryant said. “The stuff that you see is where guys aren’t really getting hit at all and are just flailing around like a fish out of water. That’s kind of like, where are your balls at?”