The NBA league office has issued a warning to Lakers' forwards LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma for violating the league's anti-flopping rule during last night's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies were called for 25 personal fouls throughout the game and attempted 14 less free-throws than the Lakers. After trailing big early in the first half, the Lakers turned things around in the third quarter and blitzed Memphis late in the 4th, coasting to a 115-105 victory.
Anthony Davis (Achilles) also returned from a two-game absence for the Lakers Friday night, posting 35 points and 9 rebounds in 35 minutes. The Lakers will be back in action tomorrow night against the Denver Nuggets, with a tip-off at 10 PM ET.
Below you can see the plays where James and Kuzma violated the league's anti-flopping rule:
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James received a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule Feb. 12 vs. Memphis. pic.twitter.com/NovQbnBEE0— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 13, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma received a warning for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule Feb. 12 vs. Memphis. pic.twitter.com/JOxWpWWfwr— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 13, 2021