Tony Allen Embarrasses His Family With Epic Flop (VIDEO)
I understand gamesmanship, but in many instances I don’t respect it. This is one of those instances.
In the video below, Tony Allen is clipped by Many Ginobili and he falls awkwardly. Then Allen starts rolling around holding his head like a baby. One problem, Allen didn’t hit his head, he was just trying to buy some time.
When I was a kid, you’d only see diving on the soccer field. Basketball and hockey players had too much pride to fake being hurt. In fact, it was quite the opposite. If a player was legitimately hurt, they’d pretend to be fine because they didn’t want to show weakness.
Things have changed.
Nowadays professional athletes are diving left, right, and centre. These divers are trying to get an advantage by drawing penalties or fouls, but they do so at the expense of their dignity. When I see Lebron James or Vince Carter flop, I lose respect for them. When I see Ryan Kesler or Brad Marchand flop, I’m disgusted. It’s pathetic to see professional athletes pretending to be weak. It’s not authentic, and they look like pussies.
Tony Allen, you just made yourself look pathetic…