One can make a case about LeBron James being the greatest player of all time. It might be contentious, to say the least, but it's hard to deny that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar has to at least be in the conversation when talking about the GOAT.
For most, however, one of the biggest flaws in LeBron's game is his tendency to flop. Iman Shumpert, one of James' former teammates with the Cavs, has now spilled the beans on this bad habit from the Lakers talisman. According to Shump, LeBron once revealed to him the real reason why he tends to flop a little too much:
“The worst thing we had against LeBron was like, ‘Bro, why you flopping?' And literally, he started flopping cause he like, ‘Bro, I gotta get these free throws if these people getting free throws,’ ” Shumpert said in a recent episode of the Bootleg Kev podcast. “He like, ‘Bro, I’m really getting hit.’ So he like, ‘I’ll sell it for you cause they can’t see it cause I’m so strong. Y’all can’t see me getting fouled.' “
As Shumpert reveals in his statement above, LeBron appears to be a victim of his own strength. We all know how the Lakers superstar has meticulously taken care of his body throughout his career, and this includes maintaining his brute strength. As it turns out, this is actually something that has worked against his favor, particularly when it comes to getting foul calls.
To be fair, Shumpert praised LeBron throughout the interview. The former Cavs wingman expressed just how much respect and admiration he has for James and the way he treats his craft. Nevertheless, he still spilled the beans on his buddy.