Lebron- I Never flop, never been one of those guys
posted at 5/13/2013 8:06 AM EDT
The fiery coach was clearly perturbed about the calls that have been going against the Bulls, though. After Nazr Mohammed was ejected for pushing Heat star LeBron James to the floor, Thibodeau fired back that James might have been acting.
"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."
On Sunday, James responded to the flop allegations.
"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."
I watched the last game and during one sequence James pushed Belinelli with his off arm 2-3 times to clear space. Belinelli was obviously moved by it. The third time they made contact Bellineli was charged a foul from what looked like absolutely nothing. Belinelli fouled out, (as most Bulls players were in significant foul trouble and only a bench player for Miami was in any type trouble) Again with this physical game with so may Bulls players in foul trouble guess how many fouls Lebron had? You got it, ZERO
Lebron not flopping, give me a break. I don't remember the game but still remember the play very well when Lebron flopped on someone that I am not sure that they even touched him and he looked like he was hit by a truck. Even the announcers were saying the same thing.
With this being said I think the Heat win the ring this year. Now I also think if all the games were called evenly for every team overall, not just game to game, then i don't think the Heat would win without the benenfit of the refs. I think the refs make it impossible to beat the Heat. They are still a good team and could win without the refs, its just the refs make it next to impossible to beat them..