Over the last month or so, the fine minds over at TrueHoop's HoopIdea have been putting together a series of blog posts centered on either the idea of tanking to acquire the potential for better draft status, or why so many NBA players like to flop and draw fouls. It's a noble effort, the latter of which reflects what has been the bane of many an NBA fan's existence over the last 15 years or so. NBA players don't seem to bother to want to attempt spectacular blocks, or adjusting a player's attempt on a drive. Why would they, when stepping into a player's way will more than likely be rewarded with a whistle, and the ball back?
On Sunday, in a nationally televised game between the famous New York Knicks and the really, really famous Miami Heat, one flop and charge call in particular sent former Knicks and Houston Rockets coach (and ABC/ESPN analyst) Jeff Van Gundy over the edge. Van Gundy has long been begging for the NBA to set up some retroactive fine system for the players it sees flopping (despite the charge, initially, going their way), and Sunday's rant was pretty classic. Via Awful Announcing, watch: