When the Lakers recently lost to the Boston Celtics, LeBron James couldn’t make his way toward the end of regulation despite crying, yelling and kneeling on the court.
The referee missed a very obvious call during the shot that would have ended the game and given the Lakers a certain victory. This was evident in replays. A Celtics player could be seen tapping James’ arm. Because he was within inches of scoring.
It’s understandable that anyone would be rightly upset in the same situation, but James, 38, took things to another level with an incredibly childish tantrum when the umpire didn’t call the Celtics foul. pulled up.
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Tied 105-105 at that point, James would scream, jump around like crazy, and even fall to the ground crying. James rebounded and with the team at his disposal could he have scored a last-minute win in five minutes of overtime?Maybe.
However, the Celtics won the night by a score of 125-121, and it was clear that James’ own self-defeating mentality was responsible for killing his drive and the team’s motivation. All because he didn’t get his way with the referee’s call.
Yes, did he have any right to be upset. And should the Celtics have been called for the foul while he was driving into the hoop? Absolutely no argument here.
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Did he have to act like a two-year-old, throwing all his focus away and completely ruining his chances of securing a win?
Well, because of his antics, he now secures himself as a viral meme for the foreseeable future thanks to a dramatic performance that makes what he did space jam 2 It looks like Shakespeare in comparison. Let’s take a look at some reactions on Twitter alone.
“When she texted you ‘have a good life’ while you were in the club!!” commented Twitter user BigGroov, who posted a clip of James’ fit.
When she texts you ‘Have a nice life’ while you are in the club!! @king james 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/92jHgaCUrD
—BigGroov (@stormGroov) January 29, 2023
One Twitter user got a little creative and compared James’ crying scene to a scene from “Little Miss Sunshine.”
lebron james x little miss sunshinepic.twitter.com/KvvG5gfLDx
— Trollsports (@TroIISports) January 29, 2023
If anything, at least James was able to say his plea to the referee, and his feelings about the miscall were justified when crew chief Eric Lewis was somewhat justified. Admitted for missed calls.
“There was contact,” Lewis told ESPN after the game.
Well what do you think? Justified anger or immature athlete ruled by emotion? Let us know in the comments below.
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