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LeBron James rips Andrei Kirilenko for flopping

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10:42 AM ET 01.11 | Frustrated, fouled out and driven to the point of running at a Nets player after the whistle, LeBron James thought he was cheated by the refs and an exaggerating Andrei Kirilenko in the Nets' 104-95 double-overtime victory Friday at the Barclays Center. "I thought Kirilenko flopped a few times," said James, who fouled out for just the sixth time in his career. "To be honest, I thought he flopped and he got the call. I thought the last one that fouled me out (against Shaun Livingston) could have been a foul for sure. But Kirienko definitely flopped on me a couple times and got the call."

New York Daily News

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January 11, 2014  10:53 AM ET

so he's saying he was out flopped by a better flopper ??

January 11, 2014  11:08 AM ET

This is where that pot and kettle saying comes into play...

January 11, 2014  11:19 AM ET

lol at Lebron overreacting, I seen Lebron get hacked numerous times, some of which were even worst than what mirza have done. Good win for the Nets tho

January 11, 2014  11:21 AM ET

LeBron wore "King James" on the back of his uni last night. It seems as if he's taking that nickname too seriously. Simmer down, simmer down.

January 11, 2014  12:01 PM ET

It's like Woody Allen yelling at someone for being over-stating things.

January 11, 2014  01:09 PM ET

The entire NBA is a joke..........

January 11, 2014  02:04 PM ET

Wasn't his nickname King LeFlop for a reason? King LeFlop hates to be outflopped!

January 11, 2014  02:23 PM ET

Don't be upset for being out-flopped. The biggest "flop" of the night however did belong to the Queen, on the flagrant. That was a joke of a call for a teen-age girl reaction. Learn to take a hard foul dude. It wasn't malicious whatsoever.

January 11, 2014  02:28 PM ET

Its a bummer when you get out flopped up by a skinny Russian... LeBron, you were out flopped and now you want to pout... Now go home and practice...

January 11, 2014  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The entire NBA is a joke..........

I flip and flop all the time

January 11, 2014  04:42 PM ET

Bow to the king, ****!

January 11, 2014  07:50 PM ET

J Kidd sent a goon in to the game to try and hurt Lebron. There was clear intent to hurt Lebron on that play. It was no different than him having one of his players knock a drink out of his hands to delay the game. NBA will definitely clean this up, or they will lose another superstar this season.

Scrubs who take malicious fouls on stars should be suspended for 10 games wothout pay, that's the only way to stop this.

January 11, 2014  11:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

J Kidd sent a goon in to the game to try and hurt Lebron. There was clear intent to hurt Lebron on that play. It was no different than him having one of his players knock a drink out of his hands to delay the game. NBA will definitely clean this up, or they will lose another superstar this season.Scrubs who take malicious fouls on stars should be suspended for 10 games wothout pay, that's the only way to stop this.

You're basically encouraging two seperate rules, one for superstars and one for regular players and that's the wrong message to send. A foul is a foul regardless of who commits it or who's it on. It was definitely a hard foul and he'd definitely have a point about the flop too.... if it wasn't LBJ, the most coddled superstar by the NBA officials in NBA history. LBJ is too good of a player to be crying about flops and missed calls like he does. He acts like the ref ran over his dog when he thinks he was fouled and didn't hear a whistle. If any other player verbally assaulted a ref like they do, they'd be suspended likely. The double standard of rules needs to stop and i applaud the NBA refs for actually calling the fouls on LBJ for once. It's regular season and it doesn't matter for the champs, heat are saving their energy for the playoffs.

January 12, 2014  09:27 AM ET

he should rip the refs for having to get him foul out for the nets to win...

January 12, 2014  10:40 AM ET

No One Respects A Cry Baby, Bro.

January 12, 2014  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

J Kidd sent a goon in to the game to try and hurt Lebron. There was clear intent to hurt Lebron on that play. It was no different than him having one of his players knock a drink out of his hands to delay the game. NBA will definitely clean this up, or they will lose another superstar this season.Scrubs who take malicious fouls on stars should be suspended for 10 games wothout pay, that's the only way to stop this.

Would you like some cheese to go with your whine? Maybe some aged Fromunda?

January 12, 2014  10:02 PM ET

again this guy is king of the floppers and remember the epic double-flop i believe in the nba finals

January 12, 2014  10:31 PM ET

LeBron accusing someone else of flopping is probably the height of hypocrisy.

January 12, 2014  11:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The entire NBA is a joke..........

I believe you may be right Mickster

 
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