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Thursday, April 26, 2018

LeBron James kicks off the playoffs with a couple of excellent flops (Video)

Until he wins a championship ring, critics will continue to question whether or not LeBron James has what it takes to lead his team in the postseason. Now that Derrick Rose is out for the season with a torn ACL, he should have an even better opportunity to prove the doubters wrong this year. One thing you cannot question, however, is LeBron’s ability to draw a call in the playoffs by flopping. As you can see from the GIF above that @cjzero shared with us, King James did a pretty good job of it during Saturday’s win over the Knicks.

But that wasn’t all. LeBron also took some moderately hard contact from Tyson Chandler earlier in the game and Chandler wound up with a flagrant foul. It was a pretty rough screen, but LeBron did plenty of delayed embellishing. Check it out:

If LeBron continues to do a tremendous job of acting and the Heat keep getting calls like these, they’ll be tough to beat this postseason.

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