TrueHoop readers make meaningful additions to HoopIdea's growing catalog of flops.
When we posted our HoopIdea Guide to Flops, we also asked readers to help us find and name even more flops. Boy, did you ever. More than 3,000 emails later, here are our favorites:
1. The Heliflopter
When a player takes accentuating contact to a whole new level by spinning around with arms extended like helicopter blades. First submitted by Keeya Madani.
2. The double flop
This flop can take many forms, but the key trait is the retaliatory flop. When one player starts to flop, his victim counter-flops in a desperate attempt to avoid a call. First submitted by Evan Liu.
3. The wind
When a defender so ready to take a charge that he goes down -- even when nobody touches him.
4. Roughing the punter
This was suggested as a replacement for the Reggie Miller kick flop. But it's distinct from that flop because it recalls punters making the decision to go down well before contact in order to draw a penalty, rather than a shooter swinging his leg to create contact. Submitted by Darren Vescovi.
5. The coach flop
Now this is veteran savvy. When a coach drifts onto the court -- run into him even if he's not in your way and draw a cheap technical foul!
6. The pump and dump
The shooter pump fakes and gets the defender in the air, then jumps into the defender and exaggerates contact by meekly throwing the ball a few feet toward the rim. As Manu Ginobili himself says in the video below "just draw contact and throw it in the air." Submitted by Joseph Smith.
7. Paranormal activity
When an invisible, mysterious and evidently evil spirit emerges from thin air to drag a player to the ground. Submitted by Ambrose A. Salazar.
8. The Jordan lay-up clap
This is something only a few players do: hit their own shooting hand as they release a layup. The video below isn't a great example of a foul being called for such a slap on the wrist, but you can get a glimpse of M.J.'s unique technique. Submitted by Chris Plowman.