Just last series, Steve Kerr called out the Los Angeles Lakers for flopping constantly, ripping the referees for rewarding them for those blatant flops.
LeBron James took offense to those comments and clapped back at Kerr by stating that his teams never encourage flopping and that he’s never been a flopper or a part of a team that takes pride in flopping.
Fast forward to Game 2 of the series vs. the Denver Nuggets, and James had a bit of a flop-off with Nikola Jokic, with some of them so hilarious that they should go down in infamy until the end of time.
LeBron 😅 pic.twitter.com/SA4YVSdJTN
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 19, 2023
That’s why San Antonio Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan made the most of the chance to show his true feelings about LeBron, questioning why he flops so much and even mocking his “King” nickname.
Why does ‘King’ James flop so much?
— Jeremy Sochan (@JeremySochan) May 19, 2023
You better believe James and the internet will never let that tweet go, and he’s going to keep receipts for the next time they square off vs. the Spurs.
To be fair, LeBron doesn’t flop too often.
He’s been warned by the league a couple of times throughout his career, and most NBA stars are used to getting away with the occasional flop, James included.
Sochan made a name for himself in his first season in the league for his toughness and old-school play and attitude, so that’s not going to fly with a player like this.
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