Lakers players are seeing red after LeBron James received a no-call on his potential game-winning drive at the end of regulation against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
Referee crew chief Eric Lewis admitted after the game that it was a blown call.
LeBron couldn’t believe it pic.twitter.com/BJELILs11r
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LeBron James and Anthony Davis did not mince words after the game.
“It’s bullsh*t, it’s unacceptable,” Davis said. “I guarantee nothing is gonna happen to the refs. We got cheated tonight… It wasn’t even a touch foul. He clearly smacked his arm. The ball didn’t even move.”
LeBron James was also livid.
LeBron James on the final possession: “You saw my reaction. … It’s challenging. I don’t get it.” pic.twitter.com/sz2hODTDQi
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“It’s challenging, really challenging,” James said of being on the receiving end of no-calls.
“I don’t get it. I’m attacking the paint just as much as any of the other guys in this league shooting double-digit free throws a night. I don’t get it. I don’t understand it.
“…I watch basketball every single day. I watch these games every single day. I dont see it happening to anybody else. It’s weird.”
Lakers legend James Worthy also took the opportunity to unleash on the officials.
James Worthy FRUSTRATED with the refs pic.twitter.com/HlInvLcHsA
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“That one right there pissed me off,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet.
“That was one of the worst referee crews that I seen officiating a game… That referee crew shouldn’t get to call more big games… They should be ashamed, they really should.”