Tyler Hansbrough flopped against the Washington Wizards after forward Nene through some elbows.
Tyler Hansbrough is known for his emotional play style that leads him to get a few calls here and there with a bit of acting. Ever since he was at North Carolina, fans got to see him flop around the court like an unathletic version of Javele Mcgee. Only this time, he did so in the first round of the NBA playoffs in front of a national audience.
Although if we were to give Hansbrough the benefit of the doubt, he did get hit with the ball in the face and in the ribs with an elbow. But his reaction was so grandiose that just about anyone could have picked out that flop. Not to mention the long history of flopping that dates back to his college days. He doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to playing honest.
Hansbrough isn’t the only one in the playoffs who has tried to steal a call by acting like a bump was worse than it was either. Just last night, Draymond Green decided to push his luck with the referees after a stray elbow found his general direction from Ryan Anderson.
Come on, guys. Where is your integrity? I get that you want the game to be clean and that any foul should be called. But when you blatantly act as if you got hit when you clearly didn’t you are taking away from the game of basketball.
The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards series is just heating up. With Washinton up 2-0, this is a must win for the Raptors. No wonder Hansbrough is flopping left and right. They need this win by any means necessary. Even if that means flopping.
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