Blazers forward Thomas Robinson fouled out of the game while trying to front Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Friday night, and coach Terry Stotts wasn’t too happy about it. Without much contact, Robinson picked up his sixth foul and Stotts, ever the character, mimed Nowitzki’s flop from the sidelines. So, naturally, I took a page from SB Nation’s Rodger Sherman and set Stotts’ song and dance to “Pony” by Ginuwine (because what else are you going to do?)
It seemed like a typical defensive possession until Thomas Robinson tried to push Nowitzki out of the block by fronting him from the lane side with 7:52 left in the fourth quarter and the Blazers up, 89-86. Nowitzki swept his arms up through the second-year Portland forward, and purposefully lifted his right leg in an effort to draw attention from the referees:
Calls were an issue the whole game, and Portland would go on to lose, 103-98, after a big shot by Devin Harris with less than 30 seconds left put the Mavericks up for good. The Blazers continue their road trip on Sunday in Houston.