Originally Posted by metrocard
You need to anticipate and read where a player is going to go in order to flop sucessful, and some acting skills, aha, so flopping does require some skills.

Raja Bell plays too soft? Raja Bell is not shy of a physical style. Thats like saying Curry is a physical phenom defensively. When Bryant tried to establish post position, Bell was very physical defensively. Bell rarely turned his attention from Bryant, frequently faceguarding him and ignoring the basketball. Raja Bell is one of the best in the NBA in denying the ball and frustrating superstars, ignore the flopping part. His job is to keep players from the basket, where have you been? If he didn't did his job, he wouldn't be starting on Phoneix. Denying the ball and playing position defense don't show up on the stat sheet, but Raja Bell still one of the best in the NBA at this. Raja Bell made the all first defensive team, so theres no denying his ability as a great defender. Raja Bell is an in your face defender, far from a soft player.

I didn't know American NBA players don't cry, whine, and flop. Its only those damn Euros, right?

Right, Nash doesn't deserve MVP too...oh boy
Taking a charge is a good defensive maneuver... if a guy is attacking the rim by trying to run over someone who beat him to a spot... then by all means take the charge... but flopping is unforgivable... getting infront of a guy... waiting for incidental contact and dropping yourself like you got bumrushed by LT... that's some bulls***...

And Nash has two fraudulent MVP awards already... we don't need to add to his trophy case anymore until he proves he is an all time great... IMO... Shaq or Duncan should have won the first... and Kobe should have won the second... with Nash winning this year (18 and 10)... but there is no way you should win 3 consecutive MVPs when your team doesn't win sh***... blame injuries... blame league rules... Nash hasn't even made it out of his conference yet... but we're putting him up there with all time greats...

Scott Skiles, Mark Price, John Stockton were all capable of doing what Nash does... but also played in a league where going to the hole equaled a rough crash to the hardwood... where handchecking was legal... and where teams would grab claw and scratch there way to championships... if Nash played in a different era... he'd be done...