LeBron James as well as Kyle Kuzma both received cautions for breaking the NBA‘s anti-flopping rule in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-105 residence gain the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, the organization introduced.
The NBA said Saturday that James’ offense occurred with 2 mins, 33 seconds staying in the 2nd quarter when James, placed between Dillon Brooks as well as Grayson Allen of the Grizzlies, fell to the floor while vying for a rebound.
“During the second quarter of game, James looked to go for an offensive rebound after a failed three-point shot by Anthony Davis. As he stood between Grizzlies guards Grayson Allen and Dillon Brooks, and proceeded to throw his arms back and fall to the court, acting as though he was forcefully hit. After falling down, the referees assessed a loose ball foul to Brooks!
On Saturday, the NBA officially issued a warning to James for violating the anti-flopping rule.
The Grizzlies’ broadcast team was audibly disgusted as soon as James fell to the hardwood and the on-court official blew the whistle for the foul. With the Lakers down 54-41, James earned two easy points at the charity stripe to pull them within 11 points of tying.
Of course, since the Lakers are a powerhouse in the Western Conference, they were able to push through the Grizzlies to get their seventh-straight win.”Source