Facing a must-win situation, the Boston Celtics came into game 5 with their entire season on the line. And, thanks to big performances from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the team was able to pull away with the 121-108 victory -- but not without a bit of controversy.
Historically, Twitter has not been kind to players who have a tendency to exaggerate foul calls, and this game was no different. Following a few questionable plays from Kemba Walker, the NBA community roasted him pretty hard for flopping, despite the fact that his team ended up winning the game.
NBA Twitter was not very kind to Kemba tonight, but they never are when it comes to this type of thing.
Flopping at any level is considered a major blemish on the legacy of any player and Kemba is finding that out for himself first-hand. But, of course, the only thing Kemba is thinking about at this point is trying to get the best of his opponent on the basketball court.
Criticism seems to be a small price to pay if it means he gives his team an advantage in the NBA playoffs.