Dirk Nowitzki Claims NBA Will Never Get Rid of Flopping

June 15th, 2013 by Ethan Grant Leave a reply »

Flopping has been a point of emphasis in the NBA this season, with Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh as the latest recipient (via Adi Joseph of USA Today) of a $5,000 pocket-change fine for his antics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. 

While the league steps up efforts to curb something it deems has no place in the game, one of the best power forwards in NBA history—Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki—is claiming that it does. 

In an interview with Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News, Nowitzki spoke out against the NBA's hot-topic new rule, suggesting that selling the call is part of the game, and the good players know how to sell a foul call to an official. 

He does, however, feel blatant fall-to-the-floor flops should be done away with for good. 

Here's a few of Nowitzki's comments about flopping in Sefko's report:

We’re never going to get rid of it...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.
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