Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Bulls-coach-thibodeau
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau found himself having to catch Miami Heat forward LeBron James as the superstar fell out of bounds during the third quarter of Friday night's NBA game at the American Airlines Arena. It happened as Heat guard Mario Chalmers was drawing a foul on Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. After Hinrich bumped Chalmers, Chalmers then bumped into LeBron, who seemed to exaggerate the impact of the contact a bit as he threw his hands up and fell backwards by the sideline right into Thibodeau. Thibodeau was prepared and caught LeBron as they both fell on a boy in the front row sitting next to the Bulls bench. NBA analyst Mike Breen joked "Tom Thibodeau takes his first charge of the season." Fortunately, everyone was OK, including the boy in the front row. Although LeBron's overacting could be considered flopping, he probably won't get a warning from the NBA on this one. James led all scorers in the game with 30 points, but the Heat lost to the Bulls 96-89. Video via NBA. H/T TNLP. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

Jon Jones’ manager: Former champ may never fight again

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

Josh Smith: Rockets played ‘hero ball’

Pacquiao to have surgery to repair 'significant' shoulder tear

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chris Paul ruled out for Game 1 against Rockets

Stephen Curry thanks father in touching MVP speech

Lawrence Taylor's son pleads guilty to statutory rape

49ers FB Bruce Miller charged with vandalism

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN out of draft interview

Report: Some Colts players unhappy with first-round pick

What’s next for the San Antonio Spurs

Five players on the block after the NFL Draft

Five overhyped NFL Draft storylines that didn't play out

WATCH: Chris Johnson wants to play for the Cowboys

WATCH: Chewbacca throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

WATCH: Kyrie Irving carves up Bulls' defense for layup

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

Ole Miss fan got pregnant because of upset over Alabama

Willie Cauley-Stein legally changes middle name to 'Trill'

Marcus Mariota welcomed to Tennessee with billboard

Five takeaways from the first round of the NBA playoffs

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents to watch

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN

Life without Love: The new-look Cavs

Drafted player changes Twitter name to ‘Pick 245′

Floyd Mayweather Punch Out mock video game is great

Report: Steph Curry to be NBA MVP

Kelly: Tebow here to compete for job

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.