Viral WATCH: LeBron James' Epic Flop Is One of the Worst in NBA History
During Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, LeBron James was accidentally elbowed, leading to one of the most egregious, over-the-top flops in NBA history.
The referee ended up handing out a technical foul to the Toronto Raptors, despite the fact that it was actually James' teammate who elbowed him.
The Internet, however, most definitely was not fooled...
LeBron is so much better than just about everyone that it makes it more upsetting when he's the one deceiving refs with a flop.
— Trevor Lane (@Trevor_Lane) May 22, 2016
LeBron got hit in the chin and slid like Usher in Confessions part 2
— Zito (@_Zeets) May 22, 2016
Laughing pretty hard at LeBron's flop
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) May 22, 2016
And the Academy Award goes to .. LeBron James
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 22, 2016
I'm still crying lmaooo Lebron fell like Ricky when he got shot in Boyz n the Hood.
— Kiana (@iThurnis) May 22, 2016
LeBron James be like... pic.twitter.com/vPGsxZOWSX
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 22, 2016
When did LeBron turn into Cristiano LeBron-do?!?!?
— Tim Micallef (@tim_micallef) May 22, 2016
I love LeBron, but we need to stop asking why people like Steph more. Another ridiculous flop then he wants to act assaulted.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) May 22, 2016
And the Oscar goes to... Lebron James
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) May 22, 2016
"lol LeBron" is trending right now. No seriously. #Flop
— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) May 22, 2016
Lmao @ LeBron acting like he got smoked in the face by Odor. C'mon...
— Leah Rodgers (@_leahrogers) May 22, 2016
At one point on Saturday night, the hashtags "Lmao LeBron" and "Lol LeBron" were actually trending on Twitter.
Slow-motion video of the flop only makes it worse: