LeBron James news: Monday night’s contest between the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers went down the wire. In fact, the game was decided by just two points, with the Pacers edging out the league-best Celtics, 133-131.
The game ended with controversy after the referees overturned a foul call on Celtics star Jaylen Brown’s game-winning attempt with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the game. Fans weren’t happy about the controversial call, and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James clearly agrees with them.
LeBron James Reacts to Controversial Ending of Celtics-Pacers
Before anything else, here’s a look at the contentious moment that sealed the win for Indiana:
The Pacers were whistled for a foul on Jaylen Brown's game-winning shot attempt.
After a challenge, the call was overturned.
Good call or bad call? 🤔pic.twitter.com/7rXaxWfHm5
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) January 9, 2024
After initially calling a foul on Buddy Hield, the referees reviewed the play. In a sudden unexpected twist, the game officials decided to overturn the call to give the possession back to the Pacers. Bennedict Mathurin drained two free throws in the succeeding play to seal the victory for Indiana.
LeBron James quickly took to Twitter to share his utter disappointment in the staggering turn of events. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer did not hold back:
“See what I’m saying! 🤦🏾♂️. JB clearly got hit in the back of the head. They reviewed the play, just to reverse it and say he didn’t. MAN WHAT!! Good ass game to have an ending like that. And yall see why I be going 🦍 💩 out there when it happens,” LeBron wrote in his tweet.
See what I'm saying! 🤦🏾♂️. JB clearly got hit in the back of the head. They reviewed the play, just to reverse it and say he didn't. MAN WHAT!! Good ass game to have an ending like that. And yall see why I be going 🦍 💩 out there when it happens
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 9, 2024
Jaylen Brown himself aired his frustration on Twitter with a reference to an old Buffalo Wild Wings commercial that featured an NFL referee forcing overtime in a highly contentious manner.
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) January 9, 2024
Regardless of what LeBron, Brown, and the rest of the basketball world feel about this, however, it’s still the Pacers who have gone home with the win.
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