Boogie: "Basketball is leaking out, playing 1 on 1 now is more about selling calls and flopping" when asked about controlling emotions in the game.
When you play soccer as a kid in a respected club, they surely teach you how to dive/flop. Is basketball in the US the same ? Do coaches teach how to flop/"get free throws" ?
EDIT: full quote thanks to u/Kumar: "Spirit of competitive basketball is leaking out, playing 1 on 1 now is more about selling calls and flopping".
If he's complaining about others flopping he might need to be a bit introspective. If he's just complaining about how flopping is optimal now, he's not wrong
He learned to develop that after not getting whistles early in his career. I think that's sort of his point. The game is called according to acting, so you better learn how to sell the foul.
After watching him so much now, if he doesn't sell a foul, he won't get the call. He earned a bad rep with the refs over the years. It's more selling than flopping in his case.
He's right. It's quite ironic coming from him, but he's right.
Full quote is "Spirit of competitive basketball is leaking out"
It's gotta be the latter
He's about as big a flopper as there is in the NBA truth be told.
I went to Coach K's camp 3 straight summers back in the 90s...he was always talking about exagerrating contact to get calls from the refs. If you don't sell it, you dont shoot free throws. WAAAAAY ahead of his time. I might even credit Duke basketball for changing the way players/coaches really leaned in on referees and made their jobs tougher.
So he would know is what you’re saying?
I totally get this. Bigs typically get fewer calls, and Boogie did himself a disservice by building that reputation. Still though, he shot 21 FTs tonight against us, and IIRC he has 2nd most FTs per game in the entire league, so I don't think he gets to complain.
So... exactly what he is saying?
No, never have I ever seen or heard a club in soccer teach someone to dive. It is looked down upon in a professional environment. However obviously it could happen. It just isn't a skill that is taught since you are much better off actually learning how to play the game properly and develop real skill.
Coaches do encourage selling calls and drawing fouls, yes.
I can't help but think Plumlee flop is at least a little bit at the cause of this comment.