JaMychal Green pokes fun at LeBron James over flopping feud on Instagram

Warriors forward Jamichael Green took a page out of Dillon Brooks’ playbook.

Green called out LeBron James on social media after the Lakers star denied he and his teammates were “looking for flopping opportunities” in the Western Conference semifinal series, which Los Angeles leads 3-2.

In a Thursday post on his Instagram Story, Green shared James’ quote about the flop with a cap emoji, implying that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer is lying.

Green’s post came after Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he was disappointed the Lakers were rewarded when they took “a few flops” in Game 4 – a 104–101 Lakers victory.

“I think we had three or four illegal screens, and it was frustrating,” Kerr said after Game 4.

“The Lakers, they’re a team that plays with a lot of sportsmanship, they understand how to generate some calls. I thought they’ve had some flops and been rewarded.

After Golden State defeated Los Angeles 121–106 in Game 5, James was asked about Kerr’s comments.


Warriors forward Jamichael Green called out LeBron James after the Lakers star denied he and his teammates are looking for flop opportunities in the Western Conference semifinals series in May 2023.
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“I just know that us and our coaching staff and us players, we don’t work when we flop,” James said. “It’s not even part of our game.

“Our game is to attack, attack the paint. We don’t mind physical contact, and we don’t shy away from it. [We’re] Not just a team that goes out there looking for flop opportunities. This is not us. It has never been.

a “major” Lakers player Kerr’s comments sparked a furious reaction, That’s according to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes — who texted the unnamed player to get a response about the situation.

The player said, “Let them b-h and complain, it shows weakness and desperation.”


Warriors forward Jamichael Green dribbles the ball during Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at Chase Center on May 4, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
Warriors forward Jamichael Green dribbles the ball during Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at Chase Center on May 4, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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The Lakers have a chance to close out the second-round series at home on Friday in Game 6.

It will be interesting to see if the referees will crack down in the elimination game as there has been a lot of talk about umpiring, free throws and flops in the series.

Lakers big man Anthony Davis is the probable for Game 6 after suffering a head injury in the fourth quarter of Game 5.


LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up court during the 2nd quarter in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinal Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on May 10, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court during the 2nd quarter in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on May 10, 2023.
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Head coach Darwin Hamm told reporters Thursday that Davis is not in concussion protocol after Warriors center Kevon Looney inadvertently elbowed him near his temple.

Meanwhile, NBA Twitter had fun with Green’s callout of James, with some saying it was reminiscent of Brooks, who tried and failed to be the villain of the Grizzlies-Lakers first-round playoff series.


Lakers star LeBron James looks on during Game 5 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on May 10, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
Lakers star LeBron James looks on during Game 5 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on May 10, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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The former Memphis guard — who was reportedly informed by the team that he “would not be brought back under any circumstances” when the Lakers swept the Grizzlies 4-2 in the first round — called James “old and tired.” Said and implied he is not as good as before.

After that, Brooks’ production on the floor plummeted, with the 27-year-old missing key defensive assignments, among other errors.

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