Not sure if you were watching the Free Form network this Valentine’s Day weekend, but the Amy Schumer comedy—remember when she was funny?—featuring NBA star LeBron James aired several times.
But if you wanted to see his best acting—well that was on ESPN.
Watch as LeBron James takes a flop worse than any of Amy Schumer’s movies since—with 2 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the second quarter of the Lakers 115-105 home winover the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.
Both James and Kyle Kuzma received warnings for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rule in the in the game as Kuzma flopped midway through the final quarter.
The NBA is looking to clean up the game by monitoring flopping starting in the 2012-13 season. After receiving a warning, a player can be subject to fines that grow from $5,000 to $10,000 to $15,000 to $30,000 for each subsequent violation. If a player reaches six flops in a season, the fine can increase even further, and the league has the right to issue a suspension.
Still, nearly a decade after introducing the rule change, the anti-flopping rule is rarely enforced. James and Kuzma are just the sixth and seventh players to be reprimanded with warnings by the league this season, joining LaMelo Ball, D.J. Augustin, Gary Trent Jr., Kristaps Porzingis and Mason Jones.