LeBron James took a dramatic flop against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night and now Chicago is going after the Heat star for what they call a badly choreographed acting job.
Following the game Nate Robinson told Yahoo Sports:
“You see LeBron in a lot of commercials, a lot of good acting.”
NBA fans have long known that LeBron for all his skill on the court also loves to gain an edge wherever possible. Push him the wrong way and his giant frame goes flying, knock into him and suddenly its the worst offense in the history of professional basketball.
On Friday night LeBron James threw Nazr Mohammed to the ground as he attempted to stop a fast break. In response to his obvious attack James was handed a technical foul. Not believing he got all he deserved Mohammed Nazr quickly threw LeBron to the ground.
As James slide to the court he then appears to keep sliding backward for an infinite amount of time. On video the slide was an obvious embellishment but it was also enough to get Nazr ejected from the game.
After the game even Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau attacked the obvious LeBron James flop:
“From my angle, I just saw a guy flop.”
Bulls power forward Taj Gibson then compared LeBron to Michael Jordan, noting, “MJ would get fouled and he would just keep playing. That’s old-school basketball.”
The Miami Heat in the meantime might get the last laugh, they continue play against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night and they do so with a 2-1 lead over Chitown.
Check out the LeBron James flop video and let us know if you think LeBron was engaging in a bit of overacting:
Seems like a pretty obvious flop from where I’m sitting.