LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had to go through another frustrating experience. The four-time NBA champion had something to say about NBA officiating following the game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He was triggered by the chaos Russell Westbrook caused with his game-winning attempt. Joel Embiid grabbed Broddie’s wrist and blocked his attempt. Yes, Russ could’ve won the game.
“I was trying to get my hand up,” Westbrook said after the game “I couldn’t get my hand up to shoot because [Embiid] was grabbing it. But it’s all good.”
Lakers players had to face a big disaster in the game against the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron saw it all. He knows that NBA officials made a big mistake.
“No, it’s a f–king foul,” LeBron told his teammates in the locker room. “It’s a foul. No matter what [Brown] says, it’s a f–king foul. That s–t is blatant, and they should have called it.”
So, the league sort of admitted the missed call. Christian Wood blocked LeBron. He noticed a tweet saying the missed calls were nothing but a “huge scandal.”
“And all year they keep telling me to my face on the court, ‘I didn’t see it’ or ‘It wasn’t a foul.’ It’s not making sense to me seriously!” the Lakers superstar tweeted. “Frustrating as hell man! Anyways keep going Squad!”
Lakers, LeBron James support Russ following another frustrating game
Westbrook was hit with an unhealthy dose of criticism. However, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has nothing but respect for his game.
“Down one, you’ve got one of our best playmakers to the rim, one of our best finishers at the rim, has the ball with Embiid standing in front of him. I’ll take that scenario every day of the week and twice on Sunday,” Ham said. “We just got to finish the play. That’s it. Make a harder, stronger move to the rim. That’s it. It’s as simple as that. And it just didn’t work out.”
Lakers players have a long way to go. They have to work on their mistakes and avoid another disaster in the upcoming game.