LeBron James did not agree with the call against Lonzo Ball.
With his team winning 122-119 and less than five seconds to play, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball reached in and fouled Thunder star Russell Westbrook. The referees, however, ruled Westbrook was in the shooting motion, which gave him three free throws.
Westbrook made all three shots, sending the game to overtime.
Zo’s last second foul on Russ had Luke Walton baffled… pic.twitter.com/ZzRhiYULFf
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2019
James, the Lakers star, responded to the play on Twitter.
“So what really is “in the shooting motion” rule?!?!?” James asked. “Asking for a friend @OfficialNBARefs.”
So what really is “in the shooting motion” rule?!?!? Asking for a friend @OfficialNBARefs 🤔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 18, 2019
James has missed the Lakers’ last 12 games with a strained groin. He is expected to return to practice next week.
The Lakers went on to win the game 138-128. They have tallied a 5-7 record in James’ absence.