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Are we Flop City?


This video here has gotten me to thinking, is there too much flopping by our team, namely Chris Paul and Blake Griffin? I have read dozens of comments from other NBA fans complaining that watching the Clippers is unbearable due to the high volume of flopping. Here is one example that sums up the collective thinking:

Most people have soured on the Clippers for very legitimate reasons, this video showing them. I, like many others, looked forward to the CP3-Blake pairing, but by now I really don't like watching them play. I won't deny the hype machine contributes to my annoyance, but the constant flopping, whining and shortcutting to "elite team" really bug me. Blake is too athletic to simply fall down for an easy flop and likely call when he could just as easily stand his ground and stuff the ball back into the offensive player's face. CP3 has quick hands, he can be a pickpocket or get in the passing lanes rather than look for minimal contact so he can dive onto the floor.

It's cheap, exploitative basketball that I can't root for. There are waaaay too many examples here for this not to be a trend, and I've watched too many Clippers games this year to see that this is how they play defense.

They are frustrated that a physical beast like Blake Griffin resorts to flopping. The media has certainly factored into this analysis since our games are receiving more and more exposure. My question to Clips Nation is, are we too biased to see this or are other fans finding ways to nitpick and root against the Clippers? Can we expect more and more of these bandwagon "haters" for the rest of the season? I'm certainly not used to this type attention and I'm asking if anyone has seen this type of backlash. A year ago Clipper games were must see TV by League Pass owners. Nowadays it has been, let's watch the Clippers fail miserably and complain about their style of basketball.

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