With only a few seconds left in last night’s game between historic rivals, The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, Lebron James was fouled during a potential game winning shot.
However, the refs did not call it.
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Patrick Beverley really brought a camera out to the floor 😅 pic.twitter.com/7hMugg7BaN
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 29, 2023
Beverley received a technical foul after walking onto the court with a camera, trying to give it to an official following a missed foul call on LeBron James, causing overtime. Despite being immature, Beverley’s actions were motivated by the obvious foul on James during the final seconds of regulation.
The 105-105 tie with the Celtics saw James’ layup attempt miss with 3.6 seconds left. The non-call on James was a clear foul in any era of basketball.
James expressed his frustration with silence and eventually erupted in anger and disbelief. He eventually fell to his knees, only to be comforted by his teammates.
The Lakers lost the game due to the controversial play, with the Celtics winning 125-121 in overtime with a 20-16 score. This loss was a tough blow for the Lakers, who had won three of their previous four games.
Currently, the Lakers have a 23-27 record, placing them in 13th in the Western Conference, behind only the Spurs (14-36) and Rockets (12-38).
WHAT A PUT-BACK DUNK FROM PATRICK BEVERLY! pic.twitter.com/EqvgMrvtzr
— Carlos Yakimowich (@SportsFocusLA) January 29, 2023