In Game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons, Cavs forward LeBron James was elbowed to the ground by Andre Drummond. The NBA didn't issue Drummond any punishment after the game or a flagrant foul in game, which seemed to surprise LeBron a bit until he remembered he was LeBron James. Or something like that.
Per ESPN's Dave McMenamin:
LeBron on Drummond not being penalized after Game 3: "Initially I was surprised but then I thought who he did it to and I wasn’t surprised"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 24, 2016
Here is the elbow James is referring to:
To be fair, James isn't the only player who can complain about non-suspensions. Hawks guard Dennis Schoreder, for instance, likely could gripe about Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas not being suspended after Thomas struck him in the face in Game 3 of that series.
But as noted by McMenamin, this isn't the first time this series that James has been played physically with no punishment coming from the league. Marcus Morris elbowed LeBron in the ribs during Game 2 and per McMenamin, the Cavs submitted video of Drummond's elbow to the league after Game 3. The Cavs believed that, at a minimum, Drummond should have called for a flagrant 2 foul. The physical play prompted Lue to compare LeBron to Shaquille O'Neal in terms of how they handle non-calls.
Game 4 between the Cavs and Pistons tips off at 8:30 p.m. tonight in Auburn Hills, Michigan.