Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has pretty much won it all throughout what has been an illustrious career. One award he has not bagged, however, is an Oscar. Well, leave it to the internet to change that.
LeBron was accused of playacting after being poked in the eye by Draymond Green in the dying moments of the Lakers’ play-in win over the Golden State Warriors. The folks over on Out Of Bounds decided that it was an opportune time to reward James for his “performance:”
Yo they really made a clip of LeBron winning an Oscar for his performance 💀🤣pic.twitter.com/MxJ6wzKFqA
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 24, 2021
Before anything else, here’s the clip of Green clipping LeBron in the head in what was later deemed as a common foul:
For some, LeBron’s reaction to the foul was excessive. Some even accused the Lakers superstar of trying to sell the call with the hopes of the game officials calling a flagrant foul on Green.
In spite of the bad eye, however, LeBron still ended up hitting the game-winning trey for LA as they took down Stephen Curry and the Warriors to secure the seventh seed out West.
LeBron was involved in a similar incident in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. James was clutching his left shoulder following a loose ball foul on Suns guard Chris Paul that left LeBron on the ground for a good minute. As usual, James was criticized again for allegedly being too overdramatic. Suns fans are surely going to get a good laugh out of this now-viral clip.