Meh... everybody does it... some more some less... some are good at it, some are bad at it... its part of the game... thats actually something you get taught even as you first touch a basketball as a kid (how to draw a charge)... there is always some flopping/acting/selling out going on there even if you get blatantly ran over while you stand like a statue... doesnt mean its not a foul....
If its not a foul, but just a pure acting job and the reff still gives him that call then its not really his fault, but the reffs... unfortunately reffs dont have the replay footage we have with all angles, they dont have access to that unless its a last seconds of the game thing... reffing is very difficult... if you think you can do better, go ahead and try reffing an NBA game for just a minute, you will get shot by the fans afterwards
Before people challenged me to find footage of Michael Jordan flopping. Said he has never flopped. Despite it being much harder to find due to it not being during this Youtube age... I found a really bad flop by the GOAT.
I didn't see the Griffen play, but if it is similar to this, then whats the problem? When taking a charge, prior to impact you want to start leaning back, to take the force out of the blow.....wouldn't make sense to take the entire force of the collision to your chest
You're getting it. A FLOP to me is when either no or very little contact exists and you react like that. 90 percent of what people call flops by Griffin are legit contact.... that he's just adding a dramatic flair to. I can only thing of one flop where he didn't get touched which was where DeMarcus Cousins swiped for his face and seemed to miss and Griffin held his face.