The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors are getting set for a massive Game 6.
The Lakers lead the series, 3-2, and have to win a home Game 6 to move on.
But, Golden State is not going anywhere.
The defending champions know the pressure is on the Lakers in Game 6, as they do not want to go back to Golden State for a potential Game 7.
One topic of conversation during this series has been flopping.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in the press conference that the Lakers have done a good job of flopping, which has resulted in a few calls going the Lakers’ way.
But, LeBron James said that his team does not work on flopping.
Warriors forward JaMychal Green then took to Instagram to call James out for lying.
JaMychal Green calls 🧢 on LeBron https://t.co/8rJSfLv5uS pic.twitter.com/k4nMoKITh6
— Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) May 11, 2023
While the Lakers might not practice flopping, that does not mean they do not do it.
It is a tactic players learn from watching other players and other sports.
Most NBA players flop, and those that say they do not are probably lying.
Any player that says they don't work on flopping is a liar.
— Landan Sorensen (@chele5792) May 11, 2023
Some people think this was a bad move by Green as he is “poking the bear” that is James.
Poking the bear again https://t.co/IaIqwD4hzF
— Damian (@DameSports15) May 11, 2023
James has been known to commit flops throughout his career.
Almost all fans have picked up on that while watching him.
He must be a natural at it then
— Young Larry David (@youngLarryDav1d) May 11, 2023
One of the strongest dudes in the league throughout most of his career, and he falls down and/or reacts dramatically anytime he gets touched. He has some serious delusions to say the least. https://t.co/afUx78yMLR
— Chris Viox (@chrisviox) May 11, 2023
It will be interesting to see how the refs adjust to all this talk of flopping.
Maybe they will let more contact go now that flopping has become the talk around each game.
Hopefully, the officials let the players decide the game on the court and try to refrain from blowing their whistles.NEXT: Joy Taylor Believes There Is Added Pressure On LeBron In Game 6