LeBron James mocked by Chicago Bulls for “flopping” after a push from Nazr Mohammed (Video)By Angel Cuala on May 12, 2013 in Basketball, Sports, United States •
LeBron James was mocked by Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau and some of its team players for allegedly flopping after receiving a push from Nazr Mohammed during the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday, May 10, 2013, as shown in the video below.
LeBron James pushed by Nazr Mohammed
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As NBA fans have watched the game last Friday night, Nazr Mohammed was ejected from the game after he shoved LeBron James to the floor during the second quarter. The incident started when Mohammed tried to stop to James when the league’s MVP was bringing the ball to their court.
With 9:29 minutes remaining on the 2nd quarter and the Chicago Bulls are ahead of 3 points from the Miami Heat (31-28), Mohammed, 35, who plays center for the Bulls, grabbed the Miami Heat superstar to stop him from a possible fast break, but James pushed him to the ground.
Referee Joey Crawford, who was near them and saw the push, immediately called a technical foul to LeBron James. The four-time MVP was seen surprised and reacted on the charge. Mohammed stood up from the floor and returned a push to James, who was thrown more than 10 feet backwards to the floor.
Some players from both teams started to push each other, and coaching staff stepped inside the court until the situation was controlled. Nazr Mohammed was ejected from the game, and Miami Heat won the game, 104-94, and is now leading the series, 2-1. But the Chicago Bulls did not take the issue sitting down.
“From my angle, I just saw a guy, basically flop. And I’m going to leave it at that.” Thibodeau was quoted at CSNChicago.com this Saturday. “I didn’t think it warranted an ejection. I understand a flagrant foul. I understand that, but an ejection, no. No. Nope.”
“You see LeBron in a lot of commercials, a lot of good acting.” Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson told Yahoo Sports, apparently doubting that Mohammed could be strong enough to be able to push James that far to the ground.
“I don’t think it warranted an ejection. I do believe it warranted a tech. I mean, just give a foul so a guy doesn’t start a break. He pushes you, throws you down, sometimes instincts take over. But that definitely doesn’t warrant an ejection,” Mohammed told reporters. “It was a soft foul. It wasn’t like I fouled him hard. You expect that when you foul a guy hard. You expect him to give you a little extra, but not on a soft, stop-the-break type foul.”
LeBron James pushed by Chicago Bulls’ Nazr Mohammed
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