LeBron James – one of the league’s most physical players – is upset with the “rough” treatment he’s received this season. He ******* whined sounded off following last night’s loss to the Bulls:
“Those are not basketball plays and it’s been happening all year,” James said after the game, in reference to the two hard fouls. “And I was able to keep my cool and try to spell [Spoelstra], ‘Let’s not worry about it too much.’ But it is getting to me.
It didn’t take long after Gibson’s hard foul for James to lose his cool. Hinrich brought the ball up the court on the very next possession, and James lowered a shoulder into Carlos Boozer–who had come to set a ball-screen for Hinrich–that the referees deemed a flagrant foul.
“Every time I try to defend myself I gotta face the consequences, whatever it may be,” James continued. “It’s tough, and I’m not sitting here crying about anything, because I play the game at a high level, I play with a lot of aggression and I understand