LeBron James was fine for a flop after Game 4 in Indiana, and it looks like the Heat's trip to Indy for Game 6 will cost him $10,000. James took a hard flop after a George elbow to the neck in the second half and went down in what was a pretty transparent acting job. Hard to see how the Heat star avoids the fine for this one.
The Pacers took control in the third quarter behind a comedy of errors offensively for Miami and smart ball movement by the Pacers.
GIF: LeBron James flops, and then David West flops off his flop By
Royce Young | NBA writer
May 29, 2013 12:24 am ET
Two LeBron James quotes to share after you meditate on the GIF for a minute:
1) “I don't need to flop,” LeBron said back during the Bulls series. “I play an aggressive game. I don't flop. I've never been one of those guys.”
2) "It's year one, so you're not just going to go cold turkey," James said. "Guys have been accustomed to doing it for years, and it's not even a bad thing. You're just trying to get the advantage. Any way you can get the advantage over an opponent to help your team win, then so be it."
"Guys have been accustomed to doing it for years, and it's not even a bad thing. You're just trying to get the advantage. Any way you can get the advantage over an opponent to your team win, then so be it."
Flopping has been depicted by some as the root of all evil in the NBA. LeBron is saying it's not a big deal.
Your reaction to these six GIFs of LeBron flopping all over the place will be dictated by whether you think flopping is a huge issue, or you think it's just a side-effect of competitiveness (like LeBron does).
Either way, LeBron flops:
1. The Double Flop (Pacers, 2013 Eastern Conference Finals)
I can't wait to see a series where officiating will not be a factor. It will be great to see skilled basketball on display instead of artificially built up prima donnas taking away from the game by competing because of officiating. There is a large amount of hue and cry. I hope that the NBA front office is taking note.
LeBron James facing fine after flop on Paul George (Video)By Larry Brown June 2, 2013 - Posted in Basketball
LeBron James was already fined once for flopping during the Eastern Conference finals, and he’s likely facing another fine after flopping again.
LeBron was trying to defend Paul George, who was coming off a screen in the third quarter. James cut in front of the screen and ran into George, and then flopped after the two made contact. George was called for an offensive foul because of LeBron’s acting, but replays showed James completely faked being hit.
James and Indiana’s David West were each fined $5,000 for flopping on this play during Game 4. Since flopping has been a big issue between these teams, James was asked for his thoughts on the matter. He defended the practice by saying he’d do anything to give his team an advantage. In this case, the flop worked, though he will likely be fined $10,000 for it.
Here’s a multi-angle look at the flop in GIF form:
NBA News: Heat’s LeBron James Admits Flopping Has AdvantagesBy Ross Gasmer| May 28, 2013|
After his outlandish flop in the second round of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls, Heat forward LeBron James admitted Tuesday that flopping has its advantages!
Heat guard Dwayne Wade and other Heat players have been accused for over a year for flopping and after admitting that he doesn’t flop, it’s interesting James would admit something like that.
With Game 4 between the Indiana Pacers and the Heat set to tip-off this afternoon, it’ll be worth watching to see if James and the Heat continue their flopping ways.
The NBA has tried to crack down on flopping in the playoffs, as they’ve created a no-tolerance policy for players who flop. Unlike the regular season, if a player flops, he is automatically fined $5,000 without receiving a warning.
The Heat lead the series 2-1 and the winner of the Eastern Conference series will face the San Antonio Spurs, who will have over a week to prepare for their opponent.
NBA is quick to fine Hibbert for post game slur(s)! BUT not as quick to fine Lebron for his second flop in the series!
The NBA fined Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert $75,000 on Sunday for using the phrase "no homo" and calling the media "mother[expletive]" during his postgame press conference following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.
The one against the Mavs was the worst - and Carlisle got the T? The fake hits to the head, fake pushed out of bounds, fake everything makes him the most disgusting player in the NBA. The dirtiest player award goes to his partner in flop, Wade. Wade flops everytime he goes to the hoop and kicks, elbows, and pushes (from behind) without any regard for possible injury to the other player. What a pair.
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