It is infuriating to see, but flopping has become an enormous part of the modern game. Throughout NBA history, many players have managed to exaggerate contact to their advantage, and this has encouraged younger players to come through and master flopping to gain an edge over the opposition. By doing so, however, these floppers sometimes do not command respect from the opposition, fans and even teammates. Flopping fines have been introduced, but this has done little to discourage players and it is still very much a problem in the game. Here are 10 of the worst floppers throughout NBA history.
10. Robert Horry
When you mention the name Robert Horry to any NBA fan, it is likely that the first thing that will spring to mind will be his huge game winning shots in the playoffs and the impressive seven championship rings. He was also one of the biggest floppers that the NBA has seen, however, and this was usually on the defensive end and particularly when setting screens on a guard. One great example of this was a flop in the Western Conference Finals against the Jazz in 2007, where under minimal contact from Carlos Boozer, Horry flung himself backwards and slid across the floor which successfully fooled the referee. Horry also had a penchant for flopping even when matched up against smaller players (Horry often filled in the small forward role), which is disappointing to see, as at 6’9″ and 240 lbs you should not be easily knocked to the ground.