Vlade Divac Flopping Academy: Endorsed by 4-Time Champion Spurs

Danny Paskas@DannyPaskasSenior Analyst IApril 30, 2008

"You know, a lot of people ask me, how do we do it?  Four championships in nine years?  Not everyone realizes that our team goes through a rigorous off season program where we are able to perfect the flop," said Spurs Coach Greg Popovich.

The rigorous program Popovich talks about takes place at the Vlade Divac Flopping Academy.   

Vlade Divac, former NBA All Star, who is credited by many as being the best flopper ever, opened the Academy in the summer of 2000, shortly before the Spurs second championship.

"Everybody wants an edge these days.  Just imagine the advantage of flopping.  Who wouldn't rather shoot from the free throw line, who wouldn't want the other team's best player fouling out," said Vlade Divac.

"Vlade's techniques are the best, being a foreign player I was taught flopping at a young age but nothing like this.  If you want to raise your flopping to a new level, there is nowhere to go but here," said Manu Ginobili.

If anybody has ever watched a Spurs playoff series, it is obvious to see that flopping can change a game.  Whether its Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Ginobili, Bowen, or any other Spur, they all know how to throw their bodies around with even the slightest bit of contact.

After four championships in nine years who can argue with success?

"I feel that I can honestly say that without the help of the Vlade Divac Academy, those four championships would not have been possible."

The Vlade Divac Academy opens classes in June and is now accepting applications.

It is a can't miss opportunity according to Duncan, "Just go, you won't regret it."