Reggie Evans was one of the first players in the league to draw a warning, thanks to the NBA's new anti-flopping policy, and if the policy is enforced, he'll be the first one to write a check after hitting the deck in Brooklyn's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
The fact is, flopping is as much a part of the game as bad calls, lucky rolls and jump balls; sometimes, they go one way and other times, they go the other. Sure, they can have an effect on games, but in the end, we more or less have to deal with them.
There's a fine line to draw in the sand that separates good position and selling a foul from a blatant flop, and when that line is crossed, people tend to freak out, and rightfully so. What makes it even worse is when a handful of players on a team become incredibly good floppers and swing a game in their favor.
There's an imbalance of power in this league, and I'm not talking about a talent gap between the top and the bottom of the league, but rather a flopping gap. A lot of the league's best teams are also the league's best flopping teams.
So, let's take a look at which floppers change the game so much that they get their teams labeled as flopping teams.