Although it has been months of making rounds since it was first uploaded on Youtube, Mick Pennisi made it to Mashable’s list as it rundowns 25 of Youtube’s funniest sports fails.
Listed at #4, the blurb reads:
4. Flopping Fail
In sports, to “flop” is to exaggerate the force of contact in hopes of drawing a favorable call from officials. But you’ve got to time it much, much better than this guy does.
During a Philippine Basketball Association game on March 21 things were getting a little too physical between Barako’s Mick Pennisi and Petron’s Will McDonald. McDonald, who was on offense battling for position down low, eventually got tired of it, got the ball in the paint and threw it at Pennisi’s head.
Pennisi had somewhat of a delayed reaction, waited a split second and then made one of the greatest flops in basketball history. Perhaps he was taken by surprise when McDonald lost his temper. But if this were to happen in the NBA, Jeff Van Gundy would probably try to get him thrown out of the league.
McDonald was given a flagrant foul and ejected from the game as the Barako Bull won 94-80. Following the win, Pennisi joked about the flop and the ejection.
“I think I’m going into acting after my PBA career is over,” he said.