Over the last couple of years, we have constantly heard old NBA players complain about how the league has gotten soft. Retired players often discuss the good old days of tough, hard-nosed NBA basketball, where a flagrant foul was only called when punches were thrown or a leg was broken.
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant was recently asked his opinion of flagrant fouls that are now being called in today’s NBA. Check out his response:
Kobe: "Some of the flagrant fouls I see nowadays make me nauseous." Says the game has gotten softer since he's been in the league
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 21, 2014
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