LeBron James Denies Lakers Practice Flopping As Warriors Player Calls Out His Statement

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James 

As the Los Angeles Lakers near the elimination of the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals, the topic of flopping has come to the forefront.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had previously described the Lakers as a team that plays with a lot of gamesmanship, generating calls.

Ahead of Game 5, he acknowledged the Lakers' efforts to win, even calling one play a "blatant flop." Lakers head coach Darvin Ham responded, refuting the notion that his team practices flopping.

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James has stated that he and his teammates do not resort to flopping on the court. However, this claim has been met with skepticism and disagreement from many individuals, including fans, analysts, and other players.

LeBron James supported Ham's statement, claiming that the Lakers do not seek opportunities to flop, going as far as to say he has never been on a team that flops, even though he had previously talked about the value of flopping when he was with the Miami Heat in 2013.

However, it appears that at least one Warriors player disagrees with James' assessment. 

JaMychal Green called James' quote "cap" on his Instagram story. The series has been characterized by a foul discrepancy, with the Warriors being called for 109 fouls against the Lakers' 80 and the Lakers taking 118 free throws to the Warriors' 66.

This difference could be attributed to flopping, uneven refereeing, or the Lakers' tendency to attack the paint more.

Regardless of the reasons for the foul discrepancy, the Lakers' main focus is ending the series in Game 6, scheduled for Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Their biggest concern right now is the health of Anthony Davis, who left Game 5 due to a head injury but is expected to play in Game 6.

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Source: Yahoo Sports


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