Video: Lakers’ Patrick Beverley’s effort to prove Lebron James’ call costs him a technical foul vs Celtics

Saturday‘s game between the Lakers and Celtics was expected to be a close contest, and it definitely lived up to its hype. Patrick Beverley of the Los Angeles Lakers may have made the most creative, yet illadvised technical foul of the season when it was clear that Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics had hit LeBron James arm on a potential gamewinning shot, and referees failed to call a foul.

Beverley took matters into his own hands and grabbed a camera, walking up to referee Eric Lewis and trying to show him that James was indeed fouled. Lewis did not take kindly to Beverleys actions and handed him a technical foul.

As Beverley walked back to the Lakers bench, he held the camera in the air while pointing at it and looking back at Lewis.

The Lakers were obviously not pleased with the result as firstyear coach Darvin Ham said,As much as you try not to put it on officiating, its becoming increasingly difficult. The best player on earth cant get a call Its amazing.

Big man Anthony Davis said the Lakersgot cheated tonight and in a pool report after the game, Lewis admitted that his crew hadmissed the play and the technical was given out because Beverley hadinappropriate actions.

James finished with 41 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and is just 116 points from tying Lakers great Kareem AbdulJabbar as the NBAs alltime leading scorer. When asked about his reaction to the noncall on the final play of regulation, James simply replied,You saw my reaction.”

Beverleys creative move may have been illadvised and the nocall may have been disappointing, but the close game and the emotions that came with it made it an interesting and exciting watch. Unfortunately, it just wasnt in the Lakers favor this time.



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