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Back in 2009, before Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden even set foot on an NBA court, Harden patterned his game after San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili.
And like Manu, Harden has become an integral cog off the bench for the Thunder. Also like Manu, he is an NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner who would start for almost any other team. But now the comparison is complete.
Ginobili, who has a reputation as one of the NBA's best floppers, and Harden faced off in the fourth quarter of Game One of the Western Conference Finals as the Spurs were on the offensive end when an epic flop-off occurred.
Check out the two best sixth men in the NBA try to sell the foul but in true fashion, Manu's flop was enough to get the call. Guess Harden still has a ways to go to be a complete sixth man like Ginobili.
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Flopping in the NBA seems to have become even more prominent this year. From the Miami Heat to Blake Griffin to Manu Ginobili (the biggest flopper in the league) the NBA is looking more like soccer everyday.
Sunday night during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder, we witnessed something that has rarely been seen. The double flop. Manu Ginobili and...
SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili has to play a key role in every contest if the Spurs are to win this series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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The San Antonio Spurs took a one game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night with a 101-98 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Manu Ginobili was sensational for the Spurs with a team high 26 points. At one point during the game Ginobili found himself trying to out flop Thunders' James Harden. Check out the double flop video:
Late in the 4th quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Tim Duncan came to the top of the key to set a screen on OKC’s James Harden for Manu Ginobili. Instead of taking the screen, Ginobili decides to flop. And not to be outdone, Harden decides to flop as well. So what we ended up with was Ginobili and Harden both on the ground after flopping at the same time.
Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Obeying orders snarled by coach Gregg Popovich in a fourth-quarter timeout to play ''nasty,'' the Spurs erased...
It isn’t a playoff game unless there is a flop, but to see an amazing double flop is a must see. That’s exactly what happened in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between San Antonio and Oklahoma City as Harden and Ginobili collided. Manu and the Spurs had the last laugh as they [...]
Manu Ginobili, has had a quiet playoff series thus far, but what better game to have a coming out party than Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and the Thunder. Manu, back. H/T CBSSports
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Manu Ginobili scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their 19th in a row to tie the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 to open the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Obeying orders snarled by coach Gregg Popovich in a fourth-quarter timeout to play "nasty," the Spurs...
There was 0% chance for Thunder in San Antonio, as the Spurs — led by Manu Ginobili – took away Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs would claim their 19th consecutive win leading into the playoffs tying with the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, but at one point it seemed like the Thunder [...]
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