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LeBron flops on a hit from Paul George in Game 6 (VIDEO)

Jun 1, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

Midway through the third quarter of Game 6 between the Heat and the Pacers, LeBron James was guarding Paul George, and the two appeared to make some light contact as George came around a screen.

James threw his head back as if he took a hard shot to the throat before hitting the deck, and George was whistled for the offensive foul.

Upon further review, that was a clear flop on LeBron’s part.

The final replay, seen at about the 29 second mark of the video clip above, is where you can really see what happened, and it certainly wasn’t enough to warrant that type of a reaction from James.

LeBron has already been fined $5,000 for flopping once during this series, and if the league sees fit to ticket him again, this time it’ll cost him $10,000.

But James is on record saying he’ll do whatever it takes to gain an advantage, and since he got the call to go his way during the game when it mattered, he’ll probably have little issue writing a small check in the days to come.

  1. saint1997 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    He will get fined and rightfully so; but how is this video uploaded before the video of PG24 jamming on Bosh earlier in the game? I don’t mind us talking about flopping, but can…you know…basketball come first?

    • psung26 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

      if you waited 2 more minutes, you’d see the video is up. enjoy

      • saint1997 - Jun 2, 2013 at 2:27 AM

        techincally 4 minutes but I see your point

  2. comeonnowguys - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    What do Wilt, Bill and Michael have in common?

    They didn’t have to do that.

    • dnbajunkie - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      Because these players rely on their skills & leadership to win games, not on acting.

      • gmsingh - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:27 AM

        A couple of more seasons and you can put Paul George on that list. I’m very impressed at how well he kept his composure during the game. He was getting hammered going to the hoop and he didn’t get a single call when he did. In fact, he started to look like Derrick Rose the way he cradled the ball expecting the contact. And he still didn’t complain. Meanwhile, LeBron looked like a horse’s ass. You stay classy, LeBron!

    • melkipershero - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      Wilt was a foot taller than everyone else. He didnt even have to jump.

      Bird strikes me as a guy who would have flopped. He didnt play in todays era so thatd be hard to prove.

      MJ wouldnt hit the ground based on not letting the other guy think he “won.”

      • melkipershero - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

        I just realized you said BILL not Bird.

      • lauerrichard - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

        Wilt was not a foot taller than anyone else. He was an actual 7’1″. Nate Thurmond was bigger, Russel wasn’t as big, Jabbar was bigger the kid from Cal was bigger. Wilt was the greatest, and still is. He was the best athlete to play the game and the best basketball player.When he went to Los Angeles they told him he didn’t have to score as much, so he led in rebounding and assists. He was so good that when asked to come out of retirement by another team, the Lakers refused to release him from his contract—he was 50!!

    • deadeyedesign23 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      If they played in the NBA today they would have. Players do what they’re allowed to get away with…if you don’t like it blame the league not the players.

    • therealkennypowers55 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:01 AM

      Don’t you dare put Lebron in the same breath as those legends.

    • nbascreed - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Generation-FAIL. You know what else Wilt and Bill didn’t do…360 eastbay funk…crossover dribbles…behind the back passes…why not? It wasn’t part of the zeitgeist at the time.

      Flopping is part of the NBA…you have young players flopping in high school and middle school games now. It is what it is.

      • Kurt Helin - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        To those that think the Russel/Celtics teams of the 1960s didn’t flop, I suggest you read this:

  3. sportfandc - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Stay classy LeBron!

  4. psung26 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    LeFlop strikes again!

  5. savvybynature - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Should have been a no call. Would have been a no call if not for the embellishment.

    Not sure Stern & Co. consider that fine worthy though since there were flops during the season where THERE WASN’T EVEN CONTACT, and they didn’t even issue a warning.

    • davidly - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Not sure what all the thumbs down are for; your comment is spot on. A no call on a flop like this one would be a lot more embarrassing than 10 grand.

  6. northstarnic - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Those fines are meaningless. And MeBron is a horrible actor. Bum.

    • melkipershero - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      I wouldnt say horrible. He gets the calls doing that b.s. Somehow.

      • mazblast - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

        Designated Winners get the calls in every sport.

        The shame of it is that LBJ doesn’t have to do this stuff. He’s good enough to not have to embellish every bit of contact or non-contact.

        If I were defending against him, I’d get in his head with three little words–“Michael didn’t flop.” Whether that is true is irrelevant, just say it and he’ll react.

  7. piscataquis007 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    This guy is such a little girl. The entire Miami Heat team are a bunch of classless, self entitled prima donnas.

    Flopping should draw a technical foul. Do it twice in the same game, you’re gone.

  8. patfic15 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Nate Robinson plays bigger! 6’8 but falls like he’s muggsy!

  9. losanginsight - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    If you can’t win you might as well flop.

  10. rodge1 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Paul George flopped a few minutes later. Hypocrites

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      Paul George isn’t ever in the G.O.A.T. debate.

      • asuthyo - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:18 AM

        That has nothing to do with it. George’s flop was just as obvious but no one will talk about it, yet Lebron flops and all of a sudden it’s a giant story. All of the great players in today’s game flop but Lebrons the only one talked about like he invented it or something.

      • kavika6 - Jun 2, 2013 at 4:58 AM

        I didn’t see Paul George’s but no other flops I’ve seen recently besides Tony Allen’s can compare to the knockout punches Lebron has been acting out in the playoffs (I don’t watch their regular season games). Other guys might stumble around or let their momentum take them farther than it should but Lebron throws himself to the ground with so much force that the casual viewer might expect a quick trip to the E.R. trauma center. Shouldn’t the officials be expecting that from him now?

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:41 AM

        That debate is a joke. King flopper has no business being in that discussion. He can’t even beat the Pacers minus their best shooter & scorer in Danny Granger.

      • melkipershero - Jun 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        You mean Danny Granger who shot 41% last year and 38% from 3? He’s not their best shooter.. or scorer. That would be Paul George.

    • rtfinch - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      Paul George didn’t say “I’ve never flopped, i don’t even know how”

    • 91devinhester23 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      yeah.. that one made me shake my head too. you don’t have the high ground we\hen you sink to their level. It’s also still a terrible defense, Lebron is the worst offender by far in the league except maybe Chris Paul/Blake.

  11. titansbro - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    How anyone can watch this garbage is beyond me. No better than soccer.

  12. melkipershero - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I love Lebron. I hate flopping. What I hate most is Lebron says he doesnt flop.

    The Cleveland Heat have no chance in Game 7 unless the refs have their say. It would be irrelevant anyway because SA will win in 5 against Lebron vs. 5. The only reason Miami could get away without a C is because Wade and Lebron made up for the lack of rebounding.

  13. timcast12 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Lol lebron your such a coward

    • melkipershero - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      You spelled Chris Bosh wrong

      • melkipershero - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:03 AM

        And you’re :)

  14. angulocarlos1 - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Bosh is unbelievably weak, it’s emberrasing

  15. mitchication - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    BILL Cartwright flopped…a lot.

  16. melkipershero - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    $5,000 or $10,000 isnt enough to make Lebron not flop. He got the call thats all he cares about.

    How many until the one game suspension? After the 3rd or 4th?

    • joestemme - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:58 AM

      $5K is like five bucks to LeFlop. Either suspend him for continued flops (AND, bragging about it, don’t forget), or, at the very least, give him a Flagrant or two.

  17. Jeff - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Standard procedure for Queen James.

  18. m3dman3 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Suspend him for game 7, send a message if you want to preserve the integrity of this game. Lebron is single handedly destroying it.

  19. nghtrder169 - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    This pussy ni@&a needs to stop flopping….

    • frankiebooboo - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      Lebron’s a ninja?? I don’t get it..

      • nghtrder169 - Jun 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

        Lol if you were black u would get it… Its ok if u not

  20. money2long - Jun 2, 2013 at 4:50 AM

    guess what lebron …
    you flopped to get an advantage. got the call to go your way .
    got the ball back, and your team missed the very next shot and the pacers got the rebound.

    so essentially, you paid 10 thousand bux for NOTHING

  21. kavika6 - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    Lebron is the new face of flopping. Miami is New Flop City. Manu and the Clippers have been dethroned. (Manu shouldn’t even be mentioned anymore) An all new class of floppers has hit the league and Lebron is their king.

  22. ace3hundred - Jun 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Since you want us to talk about basketball and paul george’s incredible dunk which is was. Why dont we go back and watch that video for about 15 seconds after the dunk. Because while PG was celebrating his dunk and making sure to get his face on all the cameras under the basket his man (lebron) was beating him back down the floor for an open 3 which he drilled. The way i see it PG was minus 1 on that exchange. I wish the TNT crew would have taken a moment to call him out for that because i know i am not the only set of eyes to catch it

  23. tibbs7 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Hopefully the officials all take a look at the video and then do to the Heat what was done to the Mavs in the 2006 finals.

  24. dgilet1 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Did anyone see the play in the 4th quarter when Lebron threw his head back when no one touched him as he was going around a screen. And than once he realized there was no content he kept it moving? I wish I had dvrd the game so I could have posted that vid

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