NBA Upgrades the Foul Against Lebron in Bulls Game to a Flagrant

Taj Lebron

I guess better late than never right?

According to Ira Winderman of of the Sun Sentinel, the NBA has upgraded the foul that Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson committed on the Miami Heat’s Lebron James during their game on Wednesday, to a flagrant foul.

The NBA confirmed to the Sun Sentinel on Saturday that one of the hard fouls during Wednesday’s Miami Heat loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center has been upgraded to a flagrant foul.

The play in question, a shooting foul on Chicago power forward Taj Gibson against James, came with 2:37 remaining in the first quarter …

I don’t see how this helps the Heat in the aftermath of their winning streak being snapped, but it may benefit them in the playoffs if teams like the Bulls, try to apply the rough treatment on the league’s biggest star.