Warriors Forward Trolls LeBron James on Instagram Over Flopping Remarks
Steve Kerr’s accusation that the Lakers “flop” regularly has stirred up plenty of drama between the Warriors and Lakers in their heated Western Conference playoff series ahead of Friday’s Game 6.
It started when LeBron James defended himself by saying the Lakers are “just not a team that goes out there looking for flopping opportunities” and said he had never been on a “flopping team” in his 20 years in the league.
Now, Warriors forward JaMychal Green has jumped in, going back at James on social media on Thursday. Green shared James’s comments on his Instagram story, but placed the blue “cap” emoji on top of a photo of LeBron’s head. That emoji is traditionally used to suggest someone is lying.
JaMychal Green via Instagram. ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/GFS7biafOL— snoop???????????? (@ayyogeoo) May 11, 2023
Game 5 saw the two teams take 15 free throws each after the Lakers had 52 more free throw attempts than the Warriors across the first four games of the series.
Fans had plenty of fun with Green’s response, though some criticized him for “poking the bear” despite not being in the regular playing rotation.
Giving LeBron bulletin board material when you're not even in the rotation anymore is certainly a choice. https://t.co/tdf5mESej6— Daniel Starkand (@DStarkand) May 11, 2023
One day they’ll learn not to poke the bear https://t.co/ES1Ap7J3wQ— chloe (@chloeg_13) May 11, 2023
I love the point in every playoff series where both teams start to truly despise each other lol https://t.co/kiiVs4Zq9A— Jason Timpf (@_JasonLT) May 11, 2023