LeBron James is a phenomenal player and he will soon enter the 19th season of his career. Despite that, his longevity is simply insane as he is yet to show any signs of slowing down. Over the years, James has been praised for many things but he has been criticized for a few things as well.
One of them being is labeled as a flopper. In the modern-day NBA, many players have started to flop more, there is no denying that. For one thing, it allows them to draw easy fouls and ultimately contribute more to their teams. On the other hand, it goes against sportsmanship, and more often than not fans hate it.
Unfortunately, LeBron has been carrying this tag for a long time. Let's be honest, most NBA players flop if they get a chance, at least in the current era. And the four-time MVP is no different.
But in 2013 when the King was accused of being a flopper and given the nickname 'LeFlop,' he flat out denied being a flopper,
"It’s like, I don’t need to flop, I play an aggressive game. I have never been one of those guys. I don’t even know how to do it. So it’s like whatever doesn’t mean much to me.”
James might have said that to protect his image of course, but there is plenty of evidence of him flopping during games. In fact, here is a whole compilation of James casually flopping.
At the end of the day, it is part of the modern game. While not many like it, it still exists and it will for a long time.
Speaking of existing for a long time in the league, LeBron will play enter with just one goal in his 19th season: To win another championship. After winning his fourth ring in the 2019-20 NBA season, James and the Lakers were eliminated in the opening round of the 2021 postseason.
Heading into the 2021-22 season with a brand new team, fans have high expectations from the purple and gold. But can they fulfill them? It will take a few months to get a clearer image.
Credit for the idea: The SportsRush