The NBA officials have finally admitted that the call against The Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James during the game against Boston Celtics, on Saturday night at TD Garden, was a wrong one. Notably, LeBron James-starrer Los Angeles Lakers had a golden opportunity to pick what would have been their best win of the 2022-23 NBA season, but their end was marred with a controversial call by umpires. Notably, the Lakers (23-27) were outplayed by the Boston Celtics (36-15) on Saturday night at TD Garden in an overtime match.

However, one of the officials’ decisions in the final play of the regulation didn’t just decide the Lakers’ fate in the game but also left Lebron James and others completely infuriated. With less than one minute remaining and Boston clinging to a one-point lead, Jaylen Brown made a free-throw following a made basket in which he was fouled on, tying the game at 105. Meanwhile, James took an inbound pass out of a timeout and drove hard to the basket for the Lakers.

While the entire Lakers claimed that James was met with a contact by the Celtics’ defender, no call was given to Los Angeles, forcing the game into overtime. The Lakers look infuriated with no-foul call-in favour of James, who expressed his frustration by throwing a fist on the ground when officials swallowed their whistles. 

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When asked about the same, Crew Chief Eric Lewis admitted that there was a contact which officials at that time did not see and missed the play. Meanwhile, Lebron James, who was clearly not happy with the decision said that he didn’t get it stating that he is attacking just as much as any of the other guys in this league. "I just don’t get it, I don’t understand,” James told reporters after the game in the team’s locker room in regard to the no-call.

The Lakers are now 23-27 on the season following this loss and they are two full-game behind the 10-seed in the Western Conference now. They will play their next game on Monday night on the road against Kyrie Irving and Brooklyn Nets.