There are epic flops, and then there is this gem from a game between Laurel (Md.) and Bladensburg in the Maryland state basketball tournament.
With a scrum surrounding a foul call, Laurel senior Demetrius Craft received a push from a Bladensburg player. He paused for a second then went down in a heap as if he was shot.
It was true Hollywood-level acting.
Incredibly, Craft claims that his epic flop actually earned a technical for an unidentified Bladensburg player. While the Bladensburg player’s reaction very easily could have justified a foul, a technical certainly seems harsh.
Perhaps in a karmic turn, the tech didn’t impact the outcome of the game; Bladensburg won, 67-65, to advance out of the first round state playoff game.