Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The past is the past

Round up of what others have said on the topic, from way back. Items may be added here from time to time.

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A Tar Heel fan here quoting Simmons (SG's original post here ):

The single most disgusting NBA development of the past few years? The flopping. Slowly, regretfully, inexplicably, the sport is morphing into soccer — as exemplified by Kirilenko’s swan dive near the end of Tuesday’s Jazz-Warriors game that fouled out Matt Barnes, or Kirk Hinrich’s perfectly designed flopparoo to draw Chauncey Billups’ fourth foul in Detroit Tuesday. I blame the influx of European players for this trend because flopping has always been an acceptable part of soccer; they grew up watching that crap and understood that it could work in basketball as well, especially if you have a group of largely incompetent referees calling the action. So it started a few years ago, it’s gotten worse and worse, and now, it’s affecting the overall competitiveness of these games.

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Dwight Howard complaining: http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080310/SPORTS/803100334/1002/SPORTS

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1 comment:

Stankoniforous One said...

Lucky, not to overload you, but travelling has gotten worse as well.