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What are fans saying about LeBron James' flop? Fans troll Lakers forward with 'LeFlop' meme

Joshua Rogers May 24, 2021
What are fans saying about LeBron James' flop? Fans troll Lakers forward with 'LeFlop' meme
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What is LeBron James new nickname? NBA fans trolled LeBron with a new ‘LeFlop’ meme after the Lakers forward went down theatrically after a collision with Chris Paul. Here’s what people are saying.

The Phoenix Suns took control of their first round series against the Lakers with a 99-90 victory on Sunday night.

Play-off debutant Devin Booker starred for the Suns, finishing with 34 points, while fellow play-off first-timer Deandre Ayton added 21 points.

The Lakers struggled all night, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James combining for only 31 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, shooting 11-of-29 from the field.

During the game, fans were getting annoyed with LeBron, creating a new nickname for him with a ‘LeFlop’ meme.

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CJ McCollum trolled LeBron in the play-in tournament

LeBron’s flopping antics caught the attention of Blazers guard CJ McCollum recently.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ play-in game against the Warriors, Draymond Green accidentally poked LeBron in the eye as no.23 went up for a dunk.

James looked hurt but managed to carry on thanks to a few eye drops he received on the bench. He later said he was ‘seeing three rims’.

McCollum took to Twitter to call out LeBron’s theatrics.

LeBron accused of ‘flopping’ against the Suns

On Sunday, LeBron collided with Chris Paul during their first round matchup and went flying to the ground.

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

LeBron James nicknamed ‘LeFlop’ on Twitter

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.

The Lakers will look to get one back against the Suns in Game 2 on Tuesday.

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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.