Dirk Nowitzki Shows That He Tops the List of Classless NBA Players

November 18th, 2010 by Paul Augustin Leave a reply »
In a hardfought, back-and-forth game last night, the New Orleans Hornets avenged their sole loss of the season by beating the Dallas Mavericks, 99-97. It was fitting that the Hornets sealed the game by stealing the ball from the Mavs' low-class player, Dirk Nowitzki. If you did not see the game, you may be wondering why I am resorting to name calling on Herr Dirk.

Allow me to set the stage. Dirk goes in for what should be an easy layup.  Emeka Okafor comes from behind and cleanly blocks the shot. As usual, Nowitzki hits the floor with the infamous Dirk flop.  The referee makes no call as it was a clean block.

Dirk is laying on the floor completely out of bounds with that, "I can't believe I did not get a call; I am a superstar!" look on his face while the Hornets start the fast break.  Okafor is the last Hornet to start down the court on the break.

Dirk then sticks out his leg and uses his foot like a shepherd's crook to trip Okafor. Wham!!! Okafor hits the floor face first.  The referee blows the whistle. At first everyone is wondering why the ref blew the whistle and stopped the play. No one was looking behind the play, at l ...

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