NBA Upgrades Foul on LeBron James
The NBA upgraded one of Taj Gibson’s fouls on LeBron James to a flagrant, but it wasn’t one of the two fouls James complained about after the Chicago Bulls snapped the Miami Heat’s win streak March 27 at the United Center.
Gibson caught James across the neck and shoulder on a play in the fourth quarter, and James said after the game that he didn’t consider Gibson’s foul to be a basketball play. He also complained about Kirk Hinrich taking him to the ground in the first quarter. Neither of those plays was called a flagrant, although Gibson’s was reviewed.
“I really can’t dwell on it,” Gibson said. “It’s part of the game. I’ll have to just keep moving forward.