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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  46 responses

Vinny Del Negro: Clippers Are Not ‘Flop City’


The video clip below makes it somewhat difficult to buy into Clippers’ head coach Vinny Del Negro’s claim that his team isn’t prone to some pretty outlandish flopping. From the OC Register: “Clippers forward Reggie Evans might have over sold things a tad, reacting to what is clearly a foul by falling to the ground like every one of his vital organs stopped working all at once. It worked great, at first. Greivis Vasquez was hit with a flagrant two foul, meaning he would be ejected. But officials can review flagrant fouls, and the tape didn’t lie. The foul was almost instantly downgraded to a personal foul, something that’s almost unprecedented. After the game, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro was asked about the play. ‘They called it flopping, acting, whatever,’ he said. ‘That was their call on that. Reggie had to go to the line and he made one of two and we moved on.’ But is Del Negro concerned that the Clippers are becoming infamous for their flopping? ‘We’re flopping a lot? I wish we would flop a lot. Maybe we’d get some charges,’ he said. ‘I don’t know anybody on our team that flops. It’s all around the league. I wouldn’t say our team is a flopping team at all — maybe one or two guys. If we get the call, I like it.’”

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  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Dems the rules. lol

  • ALD

    yea, and dwade isnt a model.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    lol “I don’t know anyone on our team who flops”. CP has mastered the art of flopping yet keeping his dribble alive because he knows 50% of the time officials aren’t going to buy it.

  • Dungeon Family

    And Khloe ain’t a spitting image of Big Bossman

  • Drig

    God……this is worse than MikeB saying he didn’t see Metta’s elbow…….because VDN sees these flops EVERY DAMN GAME! lol……You’ve got CP3, Blake and Evans lol.

  • Pais

    That’s funny. “I don’t know anyone on our team that flops…maybe one or two guys”. Keep going Vinny.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Vinny later stated that his optometrist suggested wearing glasses but he declined.

  • odg

    Am i the only one that sees Reggie getting hit twice in the chest by a fairly large guy?

    Im sure he exagerated to show the refs what was going on.
    The guy obviously reacted to the somewhat dirty, but legit screen by punching Reggie who then “flopped” to make the refs attentive of the hits he was taking.

    At least that’s my take on that vid.

  • http://www.thedynastyboys.com lix

    And Sam Cassel isn’t Gollum’s twin brother.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Lol @ these comments

  • http://www.nbadraft.net Showtime

    lix for the win lol……..

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    and corey maggette is not xzibit without the braids

  • I’m J.J. Redickulous

    And Michael Jordan is the best gm in the game.

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    Oh come on Viny..I like your team a lot, but I have to admit, that your team is flopping a lot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    And James Harden fouled MWP on the elbow.

  • http://twitter.com/dma_pdx dma

    I’m supposed to believe Vasquez can push Reggie Evans that hard without a running start? player please

  • http://slamonline.com Nella

    And Delonte West is the most mentally stable man in the NBA.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    And Vinny Del Negro is also the best offensive coach since Phil Jackson..

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    And Lebron has a rich and full hairline.

  • Mike Mihalow

    Chris Paul’s been teaching his team how to flop

  • smoove

    @Mike ….FIRM.

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    That situation makes me miss the old (90′s 80′s) NBA.
    This flopping is getting out of control and the NBA has to react before Basketball becomes Soccer in terms of acting.

  • I’m J.J. Redickulous

    And Andrew Bynum should shoot more 3 pointers.

  • surety

    Clips flop so bad their own teammates fall for it

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    And Dwight Howard once made a decision and stuck to it.

  • Pam McGhee

    HAHAHAHAHHAHA @ EVERYBODY’S RESPONSE!!!!!! KEEP GOING! hahahaha

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Sasha Vujacic deserves a starting spot in the NBA.

  • robb

    And JaVale McGee has a genius level IQ

  • EJ

    And Brian Scalabrine doesnt deserve the MVP.

  • jazz

    And Khloe Kardashian is the sexiest woman ali….wait no i couldn’t

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Why did y’all continue to comment after Dungeon Family? Just a waste of keystrokes.
    Big Bossman ftw.

  • bike

    And Allenp and NBK aren’t know-it-alls.

  • bike

    That crack at McGee pretty much bottomed out the comments. LMFAO.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    And Dikembe/Tim Duncan once committed a foul.

  • VCTMAC

    And Drose is an outgoing guy

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    A bike really has an imposter.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    And Eddy Curry didn’t stash Twinkies in his Knicks locker.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    And Dwyane Wade’s parents aren’t dyslexic.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    And Kevin Durant once beat Kevin Willis in an arm wrestling contest.

  • Dungeon Family

    And Steve Blake don’t look like The Killer at the end of a Movie that No one expects

  • Dungeon Family

    And Chris Bosh Is a Hetero

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Kanye West bites his tongue before saying something ill-advised.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    And Dirk Nowitzki has good taste in women.

  • bike

    And Mike Beasley hates weed.

  • Dungeon Family

    And SVG doesn’t look like a Mixture of Ron Jeremy and Super Mario

  • SMIK

    LMFAO the best comments i have ever read on the net, ever. im literally in tears, hahahaha well done boys

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