After the game, however, Cousins' thoughts were not on his statistical prowess, but flopping. That's right, flopping. Late in the fourth quarter, Mason Plumlee tried to draw a foul on Cousins with a pretty egregious flop. The refs even went to review the play after Plumlee fell to the floor, but soon came to the realization that Cousins never made contact with the Nuggets big man.
"It kinda sucks. The competitive spirit of basketball is slowly leaking out. Taking pride in one-on-one defense is slowly leaking out.
"It's more about selling calls and flopping. So you just gotta kinda ignore the B.S. and just play your game."
As the NHL has done, does the NBA need to start suspending players that repeatedly flop. Assume there is no grey area, it was a clear flop, like this was.