For those of you who do not know what a flop is in basketball, please watch this short video of Dwayne Wade “flopping” during Game 3 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why I am not very fond of the Miami Heat. Not only does Dwayne Wade “flop”, but so does LeBron James, Mario Chalmers, and Chris Bosh. There is actually a recently established rule in the NBA intending to penalize “floppers” (if you will). By penalizing and or fining players who deliberately take part in these actions, the NBA wishes to somewhat prevent players from faking a foul. However, in my opinion, the NBA has done a poor job at enforcing this rule properly. Even though they have fined Miami’s Lebron James, and Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson for excessive “flopping” in Game 4, they have far from reached they’re goal of erasing it from the game itself.

I know, for a fact, that LeBron James and Dwayne Wade are better players than this. They are both former national champions. Both are MVP-caliber players WITHOUT flopping. For Wade, though, “flopping” is not a new concept. LeBron James seemed to adopt this practice after joining the Heat in 2010.

“Flopping” is destroying the quality and the integrity of the game. It plays games with the referees, and makes them look ignorant. It is a selfish and desperate act, and has no rightful place in the game of basketball.