James Worthy: “It is pathetic and it is embarrassing for the NBA referees”

Other than being an intense battle of two historic franchises, the sport between the Lakers and Celtics included a significant controversy because the referees didn’t name a foul in opposition to LeBron James which might have change the end result of the sport.

With 0.1 seconds left to play within the fourth quarter and the sport being tied, James drove for a layup and was fouled by Jayson Tatum, however the officers didn’t name it, sending the sport to beat which was gained by Boston.

Lakers legend James Worthy was very essential of the referees after the sport, saying that this error, which was later acknowledged by the NBA, determined the end result of the sport.

“It’s pathetic and it’s embarrassing for the NBA referees as a result of they’re actually inconsistent with their calls,” Worthy stated. “Darvin [Ham] is true – they name sensitive calls with guys and LeBron will get hit so much.

“And I’m not simply saying that as a result of I’m a Laker fan and I like LeBron, I’m what everybody else is . Once I see it, it’s what it’s. It occurs with different groups too. Different gamers get hit. It’s screwed the end result of the sport.”

Worthy additionally speculated that the egos of the referees might need gotten in on this recreation.

“That play with that referee standing on the market it, I don’t harp on refs an excessive amount of as a result of I do know it’s a tough job, however that was not a tough factor to do,” he stated.

“It virtually appeared like their egos went in on this recreation. They should test that. They should test the refs, man. They sucked tonight.”