Lebron James' Los Angeles Lakers lost their second straight Western Conference Finals road game against Denver Nuggets on Thursday at the Ball Arena as the away side failed to capitalize on their five-point first-half lead. During the game, 'King' James drew an offensive foul on Nikola Jokic, which led the San Antonio Spurs rookie, Jeremy Sochan to roast the four-time MVP for flopping.
Denver Nuggets took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals with a 108-103 victory against Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2. More than Denver's victory, the game between the Nuggets and Lakers on Thursday created a buzz for all the wrong reasons as LeBron James missed a wide-open dunk and went on to draw an offensive foul on the Joker, which fans and others allegedly called flopping.
With over 10 minutes remaining in the final quarter, LeBron James fell on the ground after 'minimal' contact with the two-time MVP, Nikola Jokic, and the referee called the offensive foul on Jokic. However, many believed the Lakers forward overreacted as he went down on the floor and slipped toward the courtside, where a fan's drink spilled on him accidentally.
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San Antonio Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan was quick to react to the incident and mocked the NBA's all-time top scorer. Sochan took to his Twitter handle and called out James for flopping 'so much'. He wrote, "Why does ‘King’ James flop so much?"
However, the fans didn't hold back and lashed out at Sochan for his tweet against LeBron James and asked him in the comments, "Who are you?", and "Why are you not in the playoffs?"
Talking about the game, Jamal Murray registered game-high 37 points with 10 rebounds and five assists while Nikola Jokic recorded another triple-double with 23 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 assists. On the other hand, Lebron James and Austin Reaves scored 22 points each with 10 assists, nine rebounds, and five assists, three rebounds respectively.