Referees miss a vital foul against Lebron James that forces OT: Lakers vs Celtics

On the final play of the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Boston Celtics, according to the National Basketball Referees Association, LeBron James was fouled.

For the second time, the NBA office also agreed that a foul should have been called.

“Like everyone else, referees make mistakes, we made one at the end of last night’s game and that is gut-wrenching for us. This play will weigh heavily and cause sleepless nights as we strive to be the best referees we can be.”

LeBron James, whose Los Angeles Lakers team lost to the Boston Celtics in overtime 125-121, stated that he could not “understand” how referees missed a late foul on him.

When James was pushing for the basket with 4.1 seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied at 105-105, Jayson Tatum stopped him from being called for a foul.

Eric Lewis, the head of the officiating crew, later claimed that his squad “missed the play.”

James led all scorers with 41 points in the loss.

Prior to the start of overtime, Tatum made the technical free throw. He finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Jaylen Brown led the team with a total of 37 points while also contributing nine rebounds and three assists. He made a few crucial shots in overtime to put Boston ahead of Los Angeles Lakers.

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