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Dirk Nowitzki being reviewed by NBA for hard foul

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03:55 PM ET 10.22 | On Monday night, Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki landed a hard foul to the head of Houston Rockets forward Omri Casspi, a foul which is currently being reviewed by the NBA. As Casspi was going down the lane, Nowitzki, giving chase, swung his arm in an attempt (so we believe) to block the shot. Instead, he drilled the head of Casspi who went flying into the safety pads on the basket and into the cameramen in the front row. It didn't appear to initially be dirty, but it was a hit to the head which resulted in Nowitzki being charged with a flagrant two foul. Now, the NBA is reviewing the foul which could lead to a suspension for Nowitzki on opening night.

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October 22, 2013  04:57 PM ET

Dirk is not a dirty player.

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October 22, 2013  05:53 PM ET

Goonin' it up...

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October 22, 2013  06:38 PM ET

David West is lucky he didn't stick his finger in this Dirk's face...

October 22, 2013  07:31 PM ET

That was a stupid ejection! He went for the ball but Casspi brought it down which caused Dirk to miss the ball and hit his face instead. Not intentional at all. It's that bias Tony Brothers that was officiating. He hates the Mavs and seems to have an agenda against them.

October 22, 2013  07:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That was a stupid ejection! He went for the ball but Casspi brought it down which caused Dirk to miss the ball and hit his face instead. Not intentional at all. It's that bias Tony Brothers that was officiating. He hates the Mavs and seems to have an agenda against them.

He had 4 blocks last night. He thought he was the defensive player of the year.

October 23, 2013  12:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Being married makes some guys meaner.

to say the least

October 23, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That was a stupid ejection! He went for the ball but Casspi brought it down which caused Dirk to miss the ball and hit his face instead. Not intentional at all.......

Doesn't have to be intentional.

NBA rules states: "Flagrant "2" (FFP2) - unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent. The opposing team is awarded two (2) free throws and possession and the player committing the foul is automatically ejected."

I saw the replay......it was a flagrant-2, IMO.

October 23, 2013  10:29 AM ET

Good for the NBA. Why wait this late in your career to even consider playing defense Dirk. Stick to what you know, just shoot the damn ball. Nice way to start the season Dallas, with your best player suspended. Gotta love it.

October 23, 2013  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Doesn't have to be intentional. NBA rules states: "Flagrant "2" (FFP2) - unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent. The opposing team is awarded two (2) free throws and possession and the player committing the foul is automatically ejected." I saw the replay......it was a flagrant-2, IMO.

I've seen worse and it was intentional but yet the player don't get ejected and suspended...

 
October 23, 2013  07:48 PM ET

Mark Cuban is the one who should be reviewed by the NBA for fouling up a championship team.

Wow. Cuban really messed this team up.

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