theres no reason to think he took a dive. he came out trying to earn mikes respect and it looked to me like he was trying to win. then he was hit by a savage punch and got legitimately dropped, there was nothing fake about that.
ppl say he took out is mouthpiece like that means he took a dive, how!? he took it out after he got dropped so theres no proof he didnt make that decision then and there on the floor. if thats the case he quit and didnt take a dive, we all know the KD was legit too.
i dont know if he tried his best to get back up, only he knows that. but the bottom line is if he did quit it was bcuz of tyson nearly tearing his head off, not bcuz he got paid off to lie down.