The reason it caught Lucas' attention was because James set an equally punishing screen on Lucas on April 19 in Miami. No foul was called on the screen, but the 5-11, 165-pound Lucas had to be kept from going after the 6-8, 250-pound James. Lucas and James -- who after the game said "I knew I had him" -- both received technicals, which prompted James to yell "For what?"
"I thought he threw his left shoulder into me a little bit, and then I look up and Tyson Chandler set a clean screen on him, and he took it like he just got shot," Lucas said Wednesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "You got to get back up.
"All that like your neck is hurt, that isn't cool."
Chandler was called for a Flagrant 2 foul that was downgraded to a Flagrant 1 in the New York Knicks' Game 1 loss. ESPN analyst and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said during the broadcast that he didn't think it was a flagrant foul at all.
Lucas was asked if James is a flopper.
"If that's what you want to say, I don't know," Lucas said. "I just watch the game of basketball like everyone else watches the game of basketball. I feel like when you set a screen like that on somebody, you're taking the risk of hurting that person. For him, I felt he threw his left shoulder. I let him know that wasn't going to fly with me."
Lucas and James had a little history before the screen. Lucas hit a shot over James on March 14 and had some words for the two-time MVP as Lucas' 24 points sparked the Bulls to victory.
With Derrick Rose out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Lucas again had to step up in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday as he scored 15 points off the bench. But the Philadelphia 76ers evened the series with a 109-92 victory.
Without Rose, it will take an impressive effort for Lucas and the Bulls to get a rematch with James and the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
"I want to get there, because I feel like we have unfinished business from last year," Lucas said. "Me and LeBron, that's nothing for me, I'm more about winning and getting to the championship."