The LA Lakers lost game 5 of the NBA finals against the Miami Heat in heartbreaking fashion.
With less than 10 seconds left in the game, LeBron James drove the ball to the hoop and passed it out to a wide-open Danny Green who ended up missing the shot.
ESPN’s Jay Williams was not happy that LeBron didn’t take the final shot of the game and criticized him for it.
Yes Danny Green was open but I don’t care what no one says… Bron needed to shoot that shot. PERIOD.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) October 10, 2020
Williams’ own ESPN colleagues ended up firing back at him.
LeBron literally created this shot for Danny Green but u lames wanna blame LeBron 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/gyhD1b9VFf
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) October 10, 2020
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) October 10, 2020
Ok Skip! Please don’t start this, you’re wrong move on. You’re off tomorrow so stop trying to create talking points. https://t.co/JDLsL03kht
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) October 10, 2020
Man it was the right play stop it! https://t.co/U5otsky5P4
— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) October 10, 2020
LeBron justified his pass to Green during his postgame comments and says he would do it again.
Lakers’ LeBron James on pass to Danny Green: “I was able to draw 2 defenders below the FT line & find 1 of our shooters… for a wide open 3 to win a championship. I trusted him… I know he wishes he could have it again. I wish I could make a better pass. You live with it.” pic.twitter.com/xi6qnE7zaQ
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 10, 2020