With the NBA's new flopping rules coming into play for the 2012-13 season, the art of flopping may be heading toward its demise. Penalties for flops can include fines and even suspensions. If the NBA takes these new rules seriously, even star players could miss games and be forced to decrease the frequency and magnitude of their flopping.
In the future, 2011 may be looked back upon as the pinnacle of the flopping era. We saw some true gems last year, which might never be equaled again.
Here is a tribute to the five greatest flops LeBron gave us.