- Ethan Sherwood Strauss, NBA Writer
"I know that a lot of my fouls [against me] are not basketball plays." LeBron James said it in a clipped tone after Chicago snapped Miami's 27-game win streak Wednesday. James went on to cite a drive in which Kirk Hinrich tackled him and another possession on which Taj Gibson got him by the collar and yanked, only two of the incidents in which James was hit hard. Each was called a common foul, not a flagrant foul.
Today's NBA defenses are often tougher than ever before, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.