Lebron James Post Game Interview
Basketball star Lebron James gave a post-game interview last week after his team’s game 5 loss to the Celtics.
Throughout this interview, it is pretty clear that James is not happy with his, or his team’s performance.
There are so many different expressions shown and we’ve highlighted just a few, below.
Verbal: “our consistent play- we haven’t been there”
Nonverbal: Macro expression of fear- brows drawn up and together forming wavy lines in forehead
Verbal: “Its a really good team we’re going against”
Nonverbal: Macroexpression of anger- brows drawn down and together
Verbal: “I’m not going out there and doing the things I can do…not making excuses”
Nonverbal: Scratches back of his ear: possible manipulator
Verbal: “Gotta get ready for game 6”
Nonverbal: Still scratching his ear-possible discomfort?
Nonverbal: Macroexpression of fear
Verbal: “To the guys, I mean…”
Nonverbal: Macroexpression of anger
Nonverbal: Scratching his chin: manipulator?
Verbal: “I mean, we had a great flow”
Nonverbal: Shoulder shrug- “I don’t know”
Verbal: “I wasn’t able to get anything offensively going for myself”
Nonverbal: Suddenly develops a strong itch on his nose-another possible manipulator?
*Its important to note that macroexpressions occur when an individual is not trying to conceal how they are feeling. they typically last on the face from 1/2 a second to 4 seconds.
*It is also important to note that behaviors such as scratching one’s nose or neck can be possible manipulators, but only if it deviates from that person’s baseline. We don’t really have a sense of Lebron’s baseline from this interview and therefore have a difficult time distinguishing what could be considered a sign of deceit of discomfort from just a normal behavior.
Thank you to WC who suggested this video for us!