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Nowitzki ejected for hit to Casspi’s head, can expect a fine (VIDEO)

Oct 22, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

There was no malicious intent here — Dirk Nowitzki was going for the ball and the spectacular chase-down block.

But instead he smacked Omri Casspi upside the head while the Rockets forward was going for a dunk. The referees reviewed it and rightfully called it a flagrant two, then ejected Nowitzki from Monday night’s preseason game.

You can bet Nowitzki will get a fine for that in the coming days. The league frowns on smacking guys upside the head ala Deacon Jones.

  1. manute - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    German. Israeli.

    • antistratfordian - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Nein! Diese gedanken sind verboten!

    • maracineanu16 - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      :):):):)

  2. yuwannano - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Not cool Dirk. This is pre season, not the finals. Get it together!

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