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Mavs’ Nowitzki: Flopping Part of the Game
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 16, 2013 @ 12:21 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Dirk Nowitzki has a vested interest in Mark Cuban’s contributions to SMU to fund a research project on flopping. After all, Dirk’s a flopper. Or at least a seller of fouls. He freely admits as much.
“We’re never going to get rid of it,” he said recently. “But you got to limit it. It’s part of sports. It’s part of winning. Some people are smart and do a little extra thing to kind of sell the call. To me, that’s part of sports. You don’t want the obvious ones, the really, really bad ones. I think we’d love to get rid of those. But if somebody really does get shoved or hit a little bit, just to sell it a little for the referees so it does get the call, I don’t have a problem with that. I think that’s part of the game.”
In other words, Nowitzki is happy to help the referees see what maybe their eyes may have missed in the course of action on the court.
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