A controversial decision that angered LeBron James, even NBA referees acknowledged.
On the 30th (Korean time), the NBA referees union shared an article about the misjudgment controversy that occurred during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics held the day before through their official Twitter account, and then took their position, saying, “Just like everyone else, referees make mistakes.” revealed
They said, “We made a mistake in the last chapter of the game the day before, and it came as a shock to us as if we were hit in the stomach. This was a very important issue and it gave us sleepless nights as we strive to be the best referees.”
In the game held the previous day at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Lebron attempted a layup after breaking through with 4.1 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter. In the process, Boston player Jayson Tatum grabbed LeBron’s arm, but the referee did not call a foul.
It was an obvious foul, and it was right to get 2 free throws, but it was not recognized. Lebron sat down on the court and showed his anger. Teammate Patrick Beverly protested by bringing a camera and showing the picture to the referee, but it was not accepted.
The Lakers lost 121-125 in overtime. Starting center Anthony Davis expressed strong dissatisfaction, saying, “I think I’ve been scammed. I can’t accept it.” 스포츠토토
Although it is not an official position, the referees union announced its position through the official Twitter and admitted that it was actually a mistake.
In an interview shared with reporters after the game, Eric Lewis, who was the chief referee of the game, said, “There was contact. He didn’t see a foul during the game. The referee missed it,” he admitted the foul.
Meanwhile, the Lakers announced that both Lebron (left ankle pain) and Davis (right foot stress injury) would be absent from the away game against the Brooklyn Nets on the 31st.