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“See that’s why we get so angry out there sometimes”: LeBron James and NBA Twitter react to Clint Capela not receiving a flagrant for his dirty play on Evan Mobley

Arjun Julka

"See that's why we get so angry out there sometimes": LeBron James and NBA Twitter react to Clint Capela not receiving a flagrant for his dirty play on Evan Mobley

Former Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacts to the controversial play between Evan Mobley and Clint Capela during the play-in eliminator game.

In a fight for the last seed to make the playoffs, the Cavaliers hosted Trae Young and the Hawks. The home team was off to a good start, aiming to make their first postseason appearance since 2018. With both the teams pulling out all stops, an unfortunate incident occurred in the second quarter.

Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley, who was on his way to flush the ball, but was held back by Hawks big man Clint Capela. Mobley, who couldn’t control himself, fell on Capela’s knee. As a result, the Hawks center hyperextended his knee and had to exit the game.

Despite being charged with a personal foul, many felt it was a dirty play from Capela, and he deserved a flagrant. According to Twitter, hadn’t Capela hurt himself, a flagrant was on the way.

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LeBron James took to Twitter to express his views on the controversial play, calling it flagrant.

LeBron James and NBA Twitter react to Clint Capela’s dirty move on Evan Mobley.

Having spent most of his career in Cleveland and sharing a special bond with the city, we knew King James had tuned in for the game. The four-time champion didn’t hesitate to give his take on the matter, tweeting the following.

NBA Twitter seemed to be on the same page as the King too.

Though Capela didn’t receive a flagrant, he would not return to the game, having suffered a hyperextension. The Hawks would release the following injury report.

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However, we hope Capela is not severely injured, our prayers being with him.

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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka


Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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