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LeBron James, Prolific Flopper, Says He Doesn’t ‘Even Know How’ To Flop. Here Are Many Instances Of Him Flopping.


Nazr Mohammed pushed LeBron James during the Chicago Bulls’ loss to the Miami Heat, on Friday night. People are calling it a flop, because it looked like a flop. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is one of these people, and he got fined for being one of these people, because David Stern is a big, sensitive bully.

This is what Thibodeau said after the game, about the play.

“From my angle, I saw a guy basically flop,” Thibodeau said of James. “I don’t think it warranted an ejection. I understand a flagrant foul, I understand that, but ejection, no, nope.”

Probably a fair statement. But LeBron’s reaction is much, much more important, because it makes him sound like an idiot.

“It’s kind of the same as when people said I was overrated, I have the same response,” James said. “I don’t need to flop. I play an aggressive game but I don’t flop. I’ve never been one of those guys. I don’t need to flop. I don’t even know how to do it. So it doesn’t mean much to me.”

No, it’s not kind of the same as when people said LeBron James was overrated. LeBron James is and was not overrated, except maybe by people who say that he could win an NBA Championship by himself, one-on-five, against the Monstars. But when people say he flops, they are correct. LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and he is a prolific flopper. Here are five of his best flops, to show how erroneous his statement is. The erroneosity is off the charts, almost as erroneous as my use of the non-existent word, erroneosity.

Note: I’ve even written a sort-of defense of flopping in soccer, calling it “Acutely American.” The reason LeBron James flops is because it works. That’s irritating, but understandable. But, his statement is complete bullshit and like us saying our Kate Upton post today was done to inform you on the latest happenings in the sports world. LeBron James flops because it works, and we show you Kate Upton because Kate Upton.

LeBron flops twice in under a minute, acts as if his neck snapped. Tyson Chandler records flagrant foul. LeBron recovers from snapped neck and performs exceptionally, as usual.

Friendly fire flop, followed by Tom Thibodeau saving LeBron’s life.

And, finally, a lovely compilation.

These videos are very easy to find, and there are many more of them. LeBron James is a prolific flopper, and he is a liar. To deal with this, I shamelessly refer you to my “How to Cope with the Miami Heat Winning the NBA Championship” guide for your inevitable depression.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/DyanLangPoSaTabi John Albesa
  • Chelo

    he’s so talented, why do this?

  • Roman Fontana

    The best one was the Flop and h

    Horrible call by the ref when he was playing the Bulls. his own player hits him…he flops, as if he had been shot, and the ref calls a foul. HE GOT HIT BY HIS OWN MAN!!! Just goes to show you that a loser is a loser….he is no champion….he might have won the NBA title last year, but it is tainted!

    Guess after basketball, he has a calling in Hollywood!

  • Dustin Draper

    the problem with this is that these aren’t flops he’s getting hit every time.

  • dustin should be a ref

    How did no one remember the wink? No list is complete without it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktJ8S-PJGEQ

  • Anonymous

    Yes, he is getting hit every time… but make no mistake, it is flopping. They hit or really nudge in no way would cause the reaction that is coming from LeBron. Quit drinking the KoolAid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bradleyjg8 Bradley Graves

    I completely disagree on the chandler hit, chandler is a big boy and extended into the back of lebron with his elbows and arms, while the others look like flops the chandler hit is not even close. When you are backpedaling like that and get nailed in the neck area you could very easily get a cracked vertebrae or other serious injury

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, honestly I had mixed feelings on that one… while I believe that was a big hit, and warranted a flagrant, if you watch LeBron he exaggerates his reaction after the fact. I thought maybe it was a delayed feeling of the hit. Which happens, that is why sometimes you see football players get up from a big hit take a couple of steps, then go down. But with his history on the others, I lean more to him adding drama.

  • Larry

    Look at his feet in the first one, its not a flop hes off balance because hes on the balls of his feet, and on the second there is very little room for him to sqweeze in without steping out of bounds. CMON

  • Nay

    haters gone hate….keep hating guys…it gets him pumped!

  • Jbizzle

    “Haters gone hate”. Haha! I laugh at your ignorance. It will get him pumped, yes, and ready, and confident enough to continue to flop, and flop, again. He is a worthless turd. Never saw Magic, or MJ, act like that, EVER!!!

  • Anonymous

    Bradley watch again: Tyson is tall but very skinny. He sets a screen, Lebrons neck and head get softly bumped and he goes FLYING. The dude takes every chance he can get a foul call.


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