Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for the foul he committed against the Miami Heat's LeBron James with 50 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Miami's 101-97 win over Charlotte in Wednesday's Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series, the NBA announced Thursday. The league also announced that McRoberts' foul — called a common foul on the floor by the officials during the game — has been upgraded to a flagrant-2.
Here's the foul, if you missed it the first time around:
With the Heat holding a 97-94 lead, James isolated against defender Michael Kidd-Gilchrist before dribbling to his left around a screen by teammate Chris Bosh, beating an attempted trap by Bobcats center Al Jefferson and driving to the rim. McRoberts slid over from the left corner, where he had been guarding Mario Chalmers, and met James in the air, hitting him in the throat with his right forearm and sending the reigning MVP sprawling to the court. After taking aRead More »from NBA fines Josh McRoberts $20K for forearm to LeBron James' throat, upgrades foul to flagrant-2 (Video)