Dirk Nowitzki to Stop Taking the NBA's Calls

After a weekend of silence, Dirk Nowitzki finally addressed his Sunday suspension for swinging at Matt Harpring on Friday. As expected, Dirk isn't so mad at the suspension, according to NBA.com's Art Garcia. But he's unhappy with the league's process in investigating these incidents.

"He never called me," Nowitzki said of [NBA minister of punishment* Stu] Jackson. "I was going to tell him a few stories, but nowadays it's NBA security, some assistant or whatever, and they just write down what you have to say.

"They can really scratch it out, because they do what they do anyway. I don't know why they interview you anymore. They walk you through the whole spiel and what you were thinking, what you saw and you tell them, and then you get suspended anyways. I might not even call them back next time."

Stop wasting Dirk's time, Secaucus. I'm loving Dirk's histrionics, though; he seems like a frustrated man on the verge of snapping, a Howard Beale that can only be great for the Mavericks and humanity.

It's spreading, too: Dirk's coach Rick Carlisle earned an ejection Tuesday night for arguing on behalf of Nowitzki.

* Not his official title.

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