LOS ANGELES, CA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) – Manu Ginobli, the NBA’s most frequent and arguably most accomplished flopper, came perilously close to losing his life at a popular bistro yesterday afternoon. In town for the second game of the Spurs-Clippers conference semi-final, Ginobli was eating a tuna melt when something lodged in his throat, causing a violent coughing fit. According to eye witnesses, annoyed diners rolled their eyes even as Ginobli thrashed violently about and crashed into a neighboring table, dramatically collapsing to the floor, wide-eyed and aghast, as though catching a phantom elbow to the back of the head.
“We’ve seen it too many times before, no one was buying,” said Mitchell Reiner, an actor between roles. “Plus, you’ve got to understand, here in LA a flop is a movie that tanks. An over-emoting basketball player known for reacting to a stiff breeze like he was shot from a cannon isn’t going to get anyone’s attention.” (more…)