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Kobe calls out 'chump' floppers

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08:09 AM ET 10.04 | Though Metta World Peace offered some sympathy for "the players that do flop," his teammates were less forgiving. Both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol suggested that the FIBA rule for international play of a warning for the first flop and then a technical foul for the next (meaning two free throws and possession for the opponent) was better. "I'd love to see it have an impact on the game itself," Bryant said. "I think in international play a technical foul is the penalty for it. Free throw and get the ball back, that sort of thing. But I like the rule. Shameless flopping is just a chump move. We're familiar with it because Vlade (Divac) kind of pioneered it in a playoff series with Shaq (O'Neal). And it worked pretty well for him."

The Orange County Register

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October 4, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Kobe ????



October 4, 2012  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Kobe ????

Pot.........Meet Kettle.................

October 4, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Another idiot heard from..............











And yes I know...........The Celtics are loaded with floppers..............

October 4, 2012  08:27 AM ET
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Another idiot heard from.............. And yes I know...........The Celtics are loaded with floppers..............

Pierce is one.

But Wade and Lebron are two of the worst.

October 4, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Well I finally agree with Kobe on something.

D. Wade, Lebron, and especially perrenial flopper Battier, Manu, Jared Jeffries, Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, you've been warned. These cats listed really and truly insults the integrity of the game and the funny thing is you have four HOF'ers on this flopping list.

October 4, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Pierce is one.But Wade and Lebron are two of the worst.





7

October 4, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Kobe ????

Damn, on second thought "I should've added this snitch who snitching on others to the list. Wow, this is so Kobe.......a fake fraud **** perp!

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October 4, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well I finally agree with Kobe on something.D. Wade, Lebron, and especially perrenial flopper Battier, Manu, Jared Jeffries, Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, you've been warned. These cats listed really and truly insults the integrity of the game and the funny thing is you have four HOF'ers on this flopping list.

Kobe is a joke calling out floppers................Only someone who has never flopped has that right................



Like.........................ummmmmmmm..............maybe................. ..........perhaps...........possibly...................




oh crap........





Nevermind........

October 4, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Bill Laimbeer is the man who is the master at flopping Kobe, not Vlade. And Kobe your running mate and best friend Derek Fisher has been flopping his entire career. I don't see how you ever missed him flopping.

October 4, 2012  08:42 AM ET

He also feels that players should pass the ball more, be faithful to their wives and not imitate Michael Jordan.... hes a stand up guy...

October 4, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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He also feels that players should pass the ball more, be faithful to their wives and not imitate Michael Jordan.... hes a stand up guy...

Yep. A great role model.

October 4, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Another idiot heard from..............And yes I know...........The Celtics are loaded with floppers..............

Exactly...almost fell of my chair when I heard Pau chime in.
What's next...Gasol is going to tell all the players to stop growing patchy beards because it looks creepy?

Pau; stop flopping yourself and shave that damn beard!

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October 4, 2012  08:53 AM ET

In all reality, All the 'defensive' players flopp.

...HELL, SA is FULL of it...the damn coach flopps too!

But it is a part of the game (unfortunately).
It just sounds silly and hypocritical when these would-be non-floppers like (holding laughter in) Kobe say 'it has to stop!'

Please.

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October 4, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Kobe is one of the top 3 ever. He is excused from every once in a while doing that which others make a career of.

Not EVER, to be fair.

1) MANU
2) MANU
3) MANU
4)...MANU

...Hope SD isn't on here today.

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