LeBron James puts National Basketball Association, referees on blast: 'I know how I'm officiated'

Elias Hubbard
December 29, 2017

Twitter was quick to follow, honing in on this late James drive to the bucket that drew contact from Kevin Durant, but no foul call.

James finished the game with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists. This could mean that he feels safe that he will retain his position in the team, and while the same cannot be said for others, the notion is certainly not a locker room topic for them as he assured.

James is a three-time NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP, while the 32-year-old has been named MVP on four occasions - not to mention his 13 All-Star appearances. As a matter of fact, the Warriors superstar is averaging career-high 2.3 blocks per game this season and is the second-best shot blocker in the National Basketball Association. Donovan Mitchell has been a revelation for the Jazz and is prone to get hot on any given night. Utah will bring one of the league's worst road records (3-14) to Oakland, as well as a run of nine losses in its last 10 visits to Oracle Arena. But the Warriors held teams to an average of 95.2 points during the stretch. Golden State went on to sweep the series 4-0 en route to the National Basketball Association title.

LeBron also discussed what frustrates him most about officiating, saying it bothers him when refs won't acknowledge that they made a mistake.

PORTLAND, Ore. - With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. "Social media the way it is, it's hard not to see what certain people are doing", Mitchell noted.

Translation: Are you guys freaking serious? "He's just gotta keep it up". With the number of technical fouls and ejections given to star players this season including, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Anthony Davis, the space for common ground is uncommon at this point. The club issued a report Tuesday that said he was making progress and would be re-evaluated Friday. He didn't find out he was coaching until today, and to make decisions like that in a hostile environment about to lose game three, and to do that, that was pretty big time for him.

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