Marcus Smart draws foul on Julius Randle with shameless flop (Video)

Marcus Smart draws foul on Julius Randle with shameless flop, Knicks vs. Celtics, 3/5/2023
Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart drew an offensive foul and a technical foul with another one of his shameless flops during Sunday night's NBA game against the rival New York Knicks.

It happened with just under nine minutes remaining in the third quarter as the Celtics held a 68-59 lead. Smart was defending Julius Randle just inside the three-point line. As Randle held the ball with his back to Smart and prepared to make a move, Randle raised his elbow and grazed Smart's face. Smart took advantage of the contact and fell backwards as if he had just been punched in the face, drawing the offensive foul.

To top things off, Randle was so frustrated that he bumped an official while trying to argue his case and was called for a technical foul.

Smart is a superstar when it comes to flopping. He has perfected his skills over many years. Smart had such a reputation for flopping in his college career at Oklahoma State that an opposing student section flopped in unison to taunt him when he was introduced.

The Knicks got the last laugh in the end, however, as they won the game in double overtime 131-129. Smart finished with 13 points in 39 minutes, but fouled out with over three minutes left in the second overtime, so we was unable to draw any more fouls on the Knicks. However, with the NBA playoffs rapidly approaching, we're sure that Smart will have many more opportunities to display his flopping skills.

[The Big Lead]

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