It seems like the Lakers complaining to the league about lack of foul calls called against the Denver Nuggets on LeBron James paid off for the team.
During the Lakers Game 3 defeat to the Nuggets LeBron only shot two free throws which prompted the Lakers to reach out to the league about the lack of foul calls.
So the Lakers are making noise about LeBron’s lack of free throws vs Denver in @latimessports. Can’t wait to see what happens in Game 4: Lakers present case to NBA regarding LeBron James' lack of free throws https://t.co/K2vhxcpF0A
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) September 24, 2020
“We’re dealing with the fouls through the proper channels with the league,” Frank Vogel told reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “I think he’s gone to the basket very aggressively, and I’ll just leave it at that.”
After making the complaint, LeBron and the Lakers immediately shot more free throws in game 4 and fans didn’t think it was a coincidence.
LeBron and the Lakers complained about the refs, result: 14 free throws for LeBron and 5 fouls called on Jokic and Millsap…
— Antonin💧 (@antonin_org) September 25, 2020
LeBron’s shot 14 free throws tonight, prior to this game he had 10 FT’s the whole series. https://t.co/3NM74T8Za7
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) September 25, 2020
Lakers: *Complain about not getting foul calls before Game 4 vs. Nuggets*
LeBron James 11-of-14 FT
Anthony Davis: 11-of-12 FT
Denver Nuggets: 20-of-23 FT pic.twitter.com/UlAacz23BC
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 25, 2020
— . (@jonny__s_) September 25, 2020
— …… (@IDomi_NATE) September 25, 2020
So the Lakers complain to the league about the officiating and the next game they are up 27-16 in FT's and are in the bonus with over 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter…? pic.twitter.com/iYPQ8wamAh
— Lucas Ohland (@LucasOhland) September 25, 2020
Lakers complained that Lebron don't get enough calls and the very next game he has over 10 attempts? The NBA is a suspect
— Racks (@FraudActivity_) September 25, 2020
Even Nuggets head coach Mike Malone joked that he might have to go through the proper channels to get foul calls for his team.
Nuggets coach Mike Malone: "I'm going to have to go through the proper channels like they did to get some more free throws."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 25, 2020