LeBron James has worked on his game quite a bit over the past few years, but the guy who has advanced one of the key aspects of his game has finally been uncovered. Meet Frank Calhoun, James' flopping coach.
There once was a time when James was so big and strong that knocking him down took a force of nature. Something on the level of hurricane-force winds would knock him off balance, and it would take a flying Fiat to knock him down.
Well, it seems that Mr. Calhoun has changed that.
Calhoun is a relative unknown among basketball coaches who work on specific parts of players' games, but apparently he has worked with the likes of Manu Ginobili and Paul Pierce.
Obviously, something's going on here.
It seems to me that this Calhoun gentleman is so good at his job that James wants to keep him a secret so he doesn't go around teaching the rest of the NBA the trade.
If his expertise gets out around the league, surely there will be rampant flopping, and the top floppers in the game will lose their edge.
Seriously, though, this video is about as close to brilliant as you can get in a sports-related spoof. It's got everything: above-average Photoshopping, plenty going on in the background and a magnificent topic.
Hat tip to the folks over at Waitingfornextyear.com for uncovering this bad boy. It's definitely a day-brightener.