LeBron James attempted to flop his way into drawing a call during Monday’s game against the Jazz, and ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy was not buying it.
Van Gundy knows the game as well as anyone, having coached two different teams in the past, with a third to possibly come int the future. So when James tried to sell a call, Van Gundy had no problem calling him out for it.
It happened in the second quarter of the game, with the two No. 23-wearing players going at it. Royce O’Neale was running the break a the time, with only James back on defense. The Lakers superstar absorbed just a tiny bit of contact from O’Neale, then went down like a ton of bricks, attempting to draw an offensive foul.
James did not get the call, however, as he was instead whistled for a blocking foul, and Van Gundy made sure to let the world know about his flop attempt.
He’s not wrong, as it takes a lot more contact than that to knock the 250-lb James down.