back to top

The Bulls Ended The Heat's Near-Legendary Winning Streak By Badgering The Hell Out Of LeBron

King gets battered.

Posted on

But as a team, the Bulls did this by playing very physical defense. Because the Bulls' mediocre offense had no chance against Miami's in a shootout, they had to make the game as ugly and choppy as they could.

Between that bear-hug tackle of LeBron James by Kirk Hinrich and this assassination of Dwyane Wade by Jimmy Butler, the Bulls' brutal physicality helped keep Miami out of its perpetual-motion offensive ball movement.

James seemed to lose his cool when his assailants, Butler and Gibson, escaped sans flagrant fouls, and so he lowered his shoulder and put it into Carlos Boozer's chest on the next play.

It was LeBron's first flagrant of the season — James commits the fourth-fewest personal fouls per game of anyone in the league who qualifies, and seeing him frustrated was strange in and of itself.

Expect a lot more teams to create a gameplan for the Heat that boils down to making LeBron mad.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!