Lebron James has become so notorious as a 'flopper' in the NBA, that he has created his own craze, which people seem to be loving on social media sites across the internet.
'Lebroning' as it is known is:
"The action of throwing yourself to the floor after a light brush from another player, person or animal. Followed by an angry facial expression claiming that it is not in any way your fault you are on the ground."
You've really got to admire these kids dedication to their craft. Some of them are taking big falls in what is ultimately just to get a couple more likes on Vine and followers on Twitter and Instagram.
The NBA first instituted rules last season in hopes of stopping the act of deceiving referees into making calls when there was little or no contact.
James’s most recent display of flopping prowess came just a day after he revealed to CBS his lax attitude toward the practice.
‘Guys have been accustomed to doing it for years, and it's not even a bad thing,’ he said. ‘You're just trying to get the advantage. Any way you can get the advantage over an opponent to your team win, then so be it.’
Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden became the first player to be fined for flopping on Monday. Whilst the $5000 fine is hardly going to affect NBA stars and their multi-million dollar contracts, it serves as a warning that the League isn't happy with the cheating in their game.
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