Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) defends Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the first quarter in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Finals: Mario Chalmers says flopping happened 'a lot' in Game 1


Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers took a shot at the San Antonio Spurs, saying that he feels they “flopped” too much in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, according to a story by CBSSports.com.

Flopping (or suddenly falling to the ground without any real contact, for those who don’t know) has been a point of contention for NBA fans for year. Chalmers, who was limited in his Game 1 playing time due to foul trouble, wasn’t shy about how he saw the Spurs players overacting a bit.

“It can be [confusing when players randomly fall] at times,” Chalmers said. “It happened a lot in the first game, kind of went both ways. It’s part of the game now so you have to adjust to it.”

Well, at least he admitted the Heat do their share of flopping as well.

Chalmers picked up five fouls in just 13 minutes of play in Game 1, including a play involving Manu Ginobli, which although it clearly was a foul, could have been called a bit of a flop by Manu as well.

So is there a secret to learning to flop correctly? Does Vlade Divac have his own school set up?

Chalmers isn’t sure.

“I don’t know but I need to find out the secret to help me out,” Chalmers joked.

I’m sure a lot of folks would tell him to just keep his eye on LeBron, who has also been accused of embellishing fouls or contact from opposing players a bit at times.

Do you think there is too much “flopping” in the NBA? Who is the greatest flop-artist of all time? Comment below and tell us what you think.

 

 

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: 2014 NBA Finals Mario Chalmers Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs