I realize LeBron James brings otherworldly size and talent to the basketball court.
This presents a challenge to the mere mortals who must try to cover him.
But the Chicago Bulls tactics in Wednesday’s victory over LeBron and his Miami Heat took defending somewhere out of the realm of basketball. I’m all for tough, physical, legal defending.
I’m opposed to bringing football tactics on to the basketball floor.
Here are two examples of the Bulls rough stuff on LeBron. The NBA should be handing out fines soon – maybe today – for the assailants.
Here’s a nasty shot to the head:
And here’s a tackle on the basketball court.