Presented to you above by Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kenneth Faried is Exhibit A of the flopping issues still dogging the NBA. 

Beautifully executed, guys. 

Of course, let's not disregard the Oscar-worthy performance Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart put on last night. 


As a reminder, here are the league's rules on flopping, via

"Flopping" will be defined as any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. The primary factor in determining whether a player committed a flop is whether his physical reaction to contact with another player is inconsistent with what would reasonably be expected given the force or direction of the contact.

Physical acts that constitute legitimate basketball plays (such as moving to a spot in order to draw an offensive foul) and minor physical reactions to contact will not be treated as flops.