Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr talks about players flopping during matches, and how he despises the practice.
The Warriors lost a close encounter against the Boston Celtics last night. The Celtics built a 10-point lead in the 4th and managed to hold on to it, as they took down the Dubs 111-107. The lack of big men hurt the Dubs, as the Celtics managed to beat them with offensive boards.
Chef Curry was cooking tonight, as he started the game red-hot, scoring 17 in the opening period itself. Steph ended the game with 38 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum, who scored 27 points and 9 rebounds. With tonight’s loss, the Warriors now have an 11-10 record, and sit on the 9th spot in the West.
Steve Kerr talks about how flopping culture is ruining the quality of play in the NBA
Before the Celtics game, Steve Kerr had an interaction with the media. There Kerr talked about quite a few things, but the one that stood out the most was how he absolutely despises the flopping culture in the NBA right now.
Flopping, as per the definition is an intentional fall or stagger by a player after little or no physical contact by an opposing player in order to draw a personal foul call by an official against the opponent. Kerr said he feels like flopping has ruined the quality of the NBA.
Steve Kerr: “I think we could improve the quality of play (in the NBA) just by getting rid of flopping.”
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 3, 2021
Flopping has indeed become very visible in the modern NBA. While most players do it to sell real fouls, a few cases of flopping are so ridiculous that they make no sense. A recent case of the same was when Gary Trent Jr. of the Blazers flopped in their game against OKC.
Get Gary Trent an Oscar 😂pic.twitter.com/OdTdfISUib
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 26, 2021
In cases like these, the player committing the foul (Shai Gilgeous-Alexander) couldn’t help but laugh at Trent’s antics. If the flopping situation in the NBA improves, the game would have a reduction in a lot of unnecessary foul calls. The whole game would become smoother and more fun to watch.