Found May 15, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
LeBron James’ tendency to act on the court during situations of contact was heavily debated over the past week. James was shoved by Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed during Game 3 of the Miami Heat-Chicago series and seemed to sell how forcefully he was pushed. Nate Robinson and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said they felt James flopped on the play. After being scrutinized, James responded by telling everyone, “I don’t flop.” Well James’ acting was in question again in Game 5. James was bringing the ball up court in the fourth quarter of Game 5 with around seven minutes left and the Bulls up 81-80. Robinson went straight for James and hit him in the face. Both of them fell down. Analyst Steve Kerr thought it was pretty bad, saying “that was close to a flagrant on Nate Robinson.” Replays seemed to show James snap his head back to exaggerate how badly he was hit: As Pro Basketball Talk’s Kurt Helin stated, there is a difference between flopping and embellishing. LeBron certainly has flo...
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