The NBA Finals brings out the best in the top players in the league. Unfortunately, it also brings out the worst, as evidenced by Dwyane Wade during Game 2 on Sunday night.
The Miami Heat guard’s acting skills were on point during the second quarter as he drew a foul on San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli after pulling off a pretty serious flop. Wade caught an outlet pass at halfcourt when Ginobli took a swipe at the ball, but never came in contact with Wade, who reacted like he had just been nailed across the face.
The embellishment was enough to fool the referees with Ginobli getting whistled for his third foul on the play.
James will likely be slapped with a measly fine, but that will do little to make the Spurs, who lost 98-96 to even the series at a game apiece, feel any better about the outrageous foul.