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Dirk Nowitzki Flops During a Soccer Game (Video)

by: JamieD On  Monday, June 24, 2013
Tags:  Basketball   Dirk Nowitzki   Flop   Soccer  

Dirk Nowitzki soccer flop

There have been a lot of people commenting on how basketball has started to look a lot like soccer these days, what with all of the flopping that takes place during NBA games.

So how far along have the NBA players come in evolving their flopping game in comparison to their soccer-playing counterparts?  Well, that depends on how you choose to look at it.

If you choose to look at LeBron Jamesflopping highlight reel, you might suggest that basketball players are on par with soccer players in the flopping department.

One the other hand, if you chose to focus on Dirk Nowitzki‘s flop during a recent “Manuel Neuer & Friends vs. Dirk Nowitzki’s All-Stars” charity soccer match in Germany, you probably couldn’t help but think that these NBA stars have a long way to go before claiming that they have mastered the art of flopping, like most soccer players have.

Here’s a look at said flop from Nowitzki:

Sorry Dirk, but every soccer player knows that no ref is going to believe you if you do it with a smile on your face.