During Spain’s Olympic quarter final defeat of France, things got nasty toward the end after Nicolas Batum flew in for this
international foul punch on Juan Carlos Navarro.
Moments earlier, Rudy Fernandes had been intentionally fouled by Ronnie Turiaf, diving to the floor in pain – many thought he flopped.
After the game, a journalist asked Batum why he punched Navarro, his response? “I wanted to give him a good reason to flop.”
I asked Nicolas Batum why he hit Juan-Carlos Navarro in the groin. “I wanted to give him a good reason to flop,” Batum said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 8, 2012
How he didn’t get ejected, I do not know.
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