Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/13/12
On Tuesday, the Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils restored their heated rivalry on the hardwood. Neither program cares for the other very much so it made must-see television. The halftime interview alone was worth tuning in.During an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz, UK head man John Calipari accused the Blue Devils players of "flopping", an act that is scorned upon heavily in the professional ranks. Calipari's frustrations were pretty obvious as he sounded off to Katz:"Post defense is hurting us, and then some threes," Calipari began. "But for us to be in this situation, I'm going to be honest, I'm happy. We got in a little bit of foul trouble but not much.""We're still...We've got...they're flopping all over the place. In the NBA, they'd all be suspended," he added in disgust.Maybe Calipari's emotions clouded his thinking at the time, but the NBA doesn't suspend players for flopping. The penalty is a relatively small fine instead.Nonetheless, Coach Cal provided another gem of a quote in the process, and perhaps another round of fuel to the Duke-Kentucky basketball rivalry as well.
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