Skip Bayless created a new nickname for the Los Angeles Lakers after their Game 3 win against the Phoenix Suns

Joshua Rogers May 28, 2021

Skip Bayless created a new nickname for the Los Angeles Lakers after their Game 3 win against the Phoenix Suns.

The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 3 against Phoenix on Thursday night with a 109-95 victory.

Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, while LeBron James had 21 points and nine assists as the Lakers celebrated their first home NBA playoff game in more than eight years.

The Lakers pulled away from Phoenix in the second half after making a run, with the Suns struggling to make an impact offensively.

Booker scored 19 points and Chris Paul only played for 27 minutes, finishing with 7 points and 6 assists.

Game 4 will take place on Sunday in LA.

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LeBron gets labelled LeFlop

On Sunday, in Game 1, LeBron collided with Chris Paul and went flying to the ground.

As James shot a free-throw, he inadvertently clattered into CP3 and went down holding his shoulder.

Observers seemed annoyed at James’ actions, accusing him of “flopping.” It wasn’t just a few rogue fans either.

On Twitter, “LeFlop” – a somewhat pejorative nickname – started trending.

Skip Bayless tweets, gives Lakers new nickname

Watching the Game 3 action, on Twitter, Skip Bayless went one further on than simply calling LeBron ‘LeFlop’.

He appeared to put the charge on the entire team, creating a new nickname for the Los Angeles Lakers.

He dubbed them, the ‘Los Angeles Floppers.’

Some things never change.

Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.