“My Dog Could Get Run Over, And I Wouldn’t React Like LeBron James!”: Chandler Parsons Rips into the King After Agonizing Missed Call vs Celtics

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published January 30, 2023

LeBron James and the Lakers were robbed of a victory. And no, it wasn’t by the Boston Celtics. And it was by the officials in charge of refereeing NBA games. And in case you may be skeptical about the matter, just take a look at the YouTube clip below.

If the King made that layup, the Lakers get a massive, massive win. However, more importantly, if the officials called that blatant foul, James goes to the line for 2 free throws.

And as much as some might say that the King has no clutch gene, it’s hard to imagine the man missing both free throws in that situation.

Of course, things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, the game went to overtime, where the Celtics would eventually find their way to victory.

So, it’s hard to look past this blown decision.

But, while most took their shot at the officials, Chandler Parsons decided to go in a very different direction.

He decided to take a shot at LeBron James, for a very different reason.

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Chandler Parsons takes a shot at LeBron James for overly animated reaction to blown call

LeBron James has been putting his body through the wringer to get the Lakers some wins this season. So, when this vital call was missed by the referees, he fell to the ground in anger and just couldn’t stop shouting.

Most saw his passion and agony due to what had happened.

But, as it appears, former NBA man Chandler Parsons saw nothing more than a drama queen.

Here is what he recently tweeted out on the matter.

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Admittedly, Parsons is being a bit too harsh on the King here. After all, the Lakers stand just 13 in the West, in dire need of wins. And this could’ve been one of them.

But due to the incompetence of an authoritative figure, it was stolen from him.

So no, we don’t think that was much of an overreaction.

What did the NBA’s Referee association have to say in their defense?

In light of all the hate they had been receiving, the NBA’s Referee Association was forced to issue a response on Twitter.

Here is what they had to say.

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Frankly, there needs to be an organization to hold officials responsible for their mistakes.

Otherwise, they may just claim to be mere humans before getting away with it once again.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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