Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts (11) reacts against the Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

JUSTICE! McRoberts Game 2 "McBow" on LeBron upgraded to Flagrant 2

The NBA announced late Thursday afternoon that Josh McRoberts’ elbow throw at LeBron James in the closing minutes of Game 2 of the First Round Eastern Conference playoff series between Miami and Charlotte, has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2 and will cost McRoberts $25K.

With under a minute to go James drove the lane for what looked to be a game sealing layup, but, just like he has all season long, was met with malicious force, this time in the form of a McBow from McRoberts. Incredibly, the officials ruled the play a common foul.

This has happened time and time again to the King this season. Whenever he drives to the cup, he is met with unnecessary force to prevent the score. I understand LeBron is basically a freight train and it takes more than a tap to prevent an And 1 opportunity, but enough is enough. We’ve seen tackles, headlocks, takedowns, nose shots, and now a McBow.

Thankfully, the league had FINALLY stepped in, and sent a message to defenders everywhere through the McBob fine:

You can continue to attack the King…

http://youtu.be/Cw115E_9hYo

…but it will cost you $25K.

Defenders be warned, justice has been served.

 

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