League MVP shot down talks that he flopped during games during press interview.
LeBron James has moved quickly to denounce talks that he has flopped numerous times during the playoff series against the Chicago Bulls.
In what has been a physical series, LeBron James has faced critics suggesting that he has taken dives during games to draw penalties, including comments from Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
In response, the Miami Heat forward took to NBA.com to quash any rumours.
“I don’t need to flop,” James said.
“I play an aggressive game. I don’t flop. I’ve never been one of those guys.”
The comments show that the critics have had no effect on James or his game, as he continues to play to his award winning season as he has led the Heat to a 2-1 series lead over the bullish and physical Bulls side.
In what has been a physical series, which has already seen three Chicago players ejected so far, it is no wonder that LeBron has faced criticism over taking easy dives, which is in large part to the Bulls’ tough defence around the paint.
Game four of the series is played Monday night, and with a Miami win, could see them clinch the series when they return to Miami on Wednesday.