Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you a horrible actor and his name is LEBRON JAMES
Nobody in the history of the NBA has pretended to be fouled everytime they touch the ball or complains to the referees more everytime he is called for fouling someone else. Lebron James is so good at pretending he is fouled that the NBA invented a term “flopping” to describe what it is he does. He in fact has become branded as the face of flopping in the basketball world. Lebron James also might be suffering a bit from Chicken Little syndrome. His complaining everytime he gets called for any offense has made it so that most officials are just used to it. On the rare occasion that they do get a call wrong Lebron will have the sky fall upon his head because no one will pay attention to any legitimate gripe he might have.
Now this is nothing new to have NBA players complaining about their treatment from the refs but to have a superstar with the abilities of Lebron James is rare. Michael Jordan did complain that he was fouled quite often and Larry Bird was not above telling the ref he blew a call and of Magic Johnson would hand the ball to the ref along with an earful when he thought the ref missed one. BUT never in the history of the game have we had someone with so much talent so consistently complain about everything. I thought of this today when I read the ratings for the Tony awards which gives little statues to actors and performers on Broadway had their tv ratings go up while the NBA playoffs ratings went down. Im pretty sure we can attribute this to the quality of acting we are witness to of both.