Sports Word of the Week! FLOP




Flop (Basketball) – When a player exaggerates and purposely falls to the ground after receiving little or no physical contact from an opponent.  The player is acting as if the opposing player caused him to fall, faking a foul to deceive the officials.  This can backfire on the player.  Players who are caught flopping are assessed a foul.

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Paul Pierce should have an Oscar for his flopping.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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Shavannia Williams

Shavannia is the founder of Heels & Helmets and editor of its e-magazine, She also writes the football column, Gridiron, for the e-magazine. A sports marketing professional with over 13 years of experience, Ms. Williams has worked with the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and WNBA. As the owner of a marketing firm, Shavannia’s client roster includes: DC Women’s Business Center, NFL Players and United Way NFL Partnership. Her love for football began at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she worked for Michigan Football and received her B.A. in Sport Management and Communication. She is excited to bring talented women together to provide a resource to help other ladies “join the conversation at the office” and enhance their business relationships. Follow her on twitter @MzGridiron.
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