Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I don't know about you but this whole flopping thing is beyond ridiculous to me at this point. I'm against the practice as much as the next person, but is there really anything you can do about it? The Manu Ginobilis of the world are experts at the practice, and at real speed they look like "real" fouls.
One of Jeff Van Gundy's pet peeves is the flop, and coming from a defensive minded coach that's saying something. JVG seems to have taken his new found airtime to champion the movement against the act, something Mark Jackson shouldn't have gotten in the way of....
"He didn't throw him down. Robert Horry, EVERY TIME he comes up to set a screen he flops."- JVG
"By raising his arm, Boozer created reasonable doubt and sent Robert Horry to the line."- MJ
"Are we in a court of law? Reasonable doubt!?!?!?"- JVG
Mark Jackson's nonsense spewed over into Game 4 as well. After Ginobili acted his way to his 40th free throw of the night MJ was championing the Argentinian....
"Manu Ginobili is the type of guy that you love to have on your team at the playground 'cause it's point game you put the ball in his hands he's either going to score or get fouled."- MJ
Umm, it's my understanding that in playground/street basketball that there are no fouls. And if there are fouls do you ever go to the line??? P.S.- The guy is shooting 40% from the field in the playoffs. If it's point game I think I'm going inside to this guy. But that's just me (and Gregg Popovich, and every other sane individual).
I'm keeping my eye on this debate for the rest of the playoffs, but Mark Jackson is starting to look over-whelmed in these spots. I thought anyone was better than Hubie Brown, but I'm beginning to think I'd take him over Jackson. I'm just glad Van Gundy is there to balance out the "suck".