Twitter could see through Kemba Walker's flopping in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night even though the officials on the floor seemed to have problems detecting it.
The Celtics guard was risking whiplash whenever he threw his head back and contorted his body to make it look as if he had been gravely injured by a Heat player. Here are two of the more obvious instances, featuring Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler:
Refs are reviewing this play for a “hostile act” pic.twitter.com/QoeXfhNLzk— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 26, 2020
Is this a foul by Kemba Walker on Jimmy Butler?pic.twitter.com/hdfrXLn7is— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 26, 2020
Dragic was called for committing a "hostile act" with his off-balance contact.
Walker was not able to slide on the "contact" with Butler, however; he was called for the personal, which was upheld on review.
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Walker committed three fouls in the first half as Boston tried to force Game 6.
Walker's embellishing gave social media a rare layup:
When Kemba gets touched pic.twitter.com/0ba2MKTudL— SportsBetting.com (@WeSportsBetting) September 26, 2020
Lmao Kemba this game pic.twitter.com/2kqX9XjUIH— what happened to Legos (@Rangeezy) September 26, 2020
Kemba every time there’s a player within 3 feet of him pic.twitter.com/wt5eiXK7jy— Austin Hull (@AustinHull23) September 26, 2020
kemba lookin like sonny corleone getting out his car at the toll booth.— bomani (@bomani_jones) September 26, 2020
Walker got the last laugh. The Celtics erased a halftime deficit and rolled to a season-extending victory.