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.
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