The NBA said LeBron James was wrong and that his sixth foul on Paul Millsap was called correctly. Who do you side with: LeBron or the NBA?
The NBA disagreed with LeBron James’ assertion that his sixth foul was called incorrectly in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 126-125 overtime loss at Atlanta on Sunday night. The league, in its “Last Two Minute Report” released Monday, upheld the referees’ decision, saying James pushed Paul Millsap in the back when the Hawks forward was airborne with 1:52 remaining in overtime, while also finding three officiating errors that went against Cleveland.
Coach Tyronn Lue:
“I heard about it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said before his team played the Miami Heat on Monday. “I don’t read that stuff, though. It’s too late now. It’s over. Can they give us the game back? Well there’s no need to talk about it, then. If they can’t give us the game back, it doesn’t matter.”
LeBron on the refs:
Lebron James is the only player that can blow 26 point lead in the 4th and still find a way to make excuses and blame it on the refs..
— Mike Geres (@MikeyGeres) April 10, 2017
THATS THE SOFTEST 6th FOUL CALL IVE EVER SEEN! Lebron James and you gonna make that soft call to foul him out…my goodness
— Collin Ralko © (@LordRalko_Bouse) April 9, 2017
LeBron, on a timeout he wasn’t rewarded:
“I’m sitting right next to the ref, and the explanation he gave me, I never heard in my 14-year career. Never. He told me that I’m not allowed to call timeout because he didn’t know who had possession of the ball. And I was the one who entered the ball to Kyrie. And as soon as I seen Millsap go trap Kyrie in the short corner, I looked at him and called timeout twice — at least twice — and he wasn’t even paying me no attention. And that’s when the jump ball happened. I said, “Why?” He said, “I can’t call timeout because I don’t know who has possession of the ball. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know the tie up.” I said, “That doesn’t make any sense because we have the ball. I entered the ball to Kyrie so you shouldn’t even be worried about the tie up or not, I’m calling it as soon as I saw Kyrie is getting tied up in the corner.”
Kyrie Irving postgame:
I doubt it:
— Mr.Gemini♊ (@RonG30) April 9, 2017
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving …..the refs was cheating pic.twitter.com/mdqhbtiPR0
— Tommy Fox (@tommy_days) April 10, 2017
What do you think? Who do you side with: LeBron or the NBA?