Are NBA referees, so memorized by Lebron James that they didn’t see this big time travel. For those of you not familiar with the basketball term…it’s when a player walks with the ball for more than two steps. A 10 year old would have caught that. In screen, you see Lebron recover the ball off the floor from a dribble, and then walked with it for three steps.
NBA players are known to cry foul for everything…in this case, Lebron’s opponents appeared to be so zoned into the NBA star’s next move that he totally missed Lebron’s major travel. Even Lebron who never thinks he does anyting wrong on the NBA court spoke out. From ESPN
“I feel bad for the refs on that one because they’ll probably get a write-up on that or something. That was pretty bad.”
It was the worst thing, probably one of the worst things I’ve ever done in my career,” James said after the game, essentially admitting his final line of 20 points, 12 assists and just one turnover should have included a second turnover. “I didn’t realize I did it until halftime. One of my coaches showed me.”