Jan 28, 2014, 9:16 PM EST
But upon further review, Mack didn’t flail or fall cleanly like so many do when trying to sell a call to the officials. He appeared to legitimately get tangled up with his defender, and the awkward fall is what clinched the fact that this play was in no way intentional.
Upon further review by the league, Atlanta’s Shelvin Mack will NOT be charged with a flopping violation from the Hawks game on 1/25
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) January 28, 2014
Hawks G Shelvin Mack made his case to league. Said Brandon Knight stepped on his foot. That’s why league flipped on his flop violation.
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) January 28, 2014
The video doesn’t always tell the entire story, especially when trying to determine whether a player was exaggerating contact or even inventing it altogether.
The current system is far from perfect, but it’s a start, and it’s good that the league is showing a willingness to listen to players’ arguments. Lance Stephenson, however, is still waiting for a response.
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