Many view flopping as an epidemic. LeBron James straight up embraces the act, while others are turning it into an art form. Let's hope synchronized flopping doesn't become a trend.

Others like Dirk Nowitzki, however, argues that flopping has simply become part of the game. In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Nowitzki said he believed it's here to stay: 

We’re never going to get rid of it...But you got to limit it. It’s part of sports. It’s part of winning. Some people are smart and do a little extra thing to kind of sell the call. To me, that’s part of sports.

You don’t want the obvious ones, the really, really bad ones. I think we’d love to get rid of those. But if somebody really does get shoved or hit a little bit, just to sell it a little for the referees so it does get the call, I don’t have a problem with that. I think that’s part of the game.

And Dirk is probably right. Sure the league is handing out those fines, but not even a stern Paul George admonition will make flopping go away.

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[via Bleacher Report]