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The whole world saw LeBron James hit his head into the camera on the baseline in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. James took a bump from Andrew Bogut and hit his head on the lens of a camera which busted him open.
James clearly cut his head and you could see the blood on TV, but Andrew Bogut had no sympathy. The Australian big man says that James purposely jumped into the camera, basically saying he got hurt while flopping.
During the third quarter Andre Iguodala was fouled going to the rim and it appeared that he was mocking James injury by holding his arm in “pain” and laughing as he slapped Steph Curry’s hand.
Via USA Today:
“I think he jumped into the cameraman,” Bogut said when asked to give his perspective on the play. “Yeah, I think he came down and took two steps and then fell into the cameraman. I definitely, definitely didn’t hit him that hard.”
When the reporter replied by saying, “That’s how you saw it?” Bogut said, “No, that’s how it was. If you look at the replay, you can see the two steps being taken and then him falling into the camera. That’s what we saw on the replay, and that’s what my teammates saw.”