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LeBron Fouls Out, Doesn't Agree With Calls

LeBron James just doesnt foul out.

It has happened twice since he joined the Heat, five times in his entire NBA career (the last one against the Celtics last playoffs). In the middle of this season he went through a six-game stretch where he wasnt called for one foul.

But with :56 seconds left in Game 4 Tuesday night, LeBron was called for a moving screen on Lance Stephenson. That was No. 6. Much to the delight of the vocal Indiana crowd LeBron went to the bench. Its not likely his presence would have changed the outcome of this game, but without him and a clearly slowed Dwyane Wade running the show it was pretty much a lock the Pacers would win.

On a night where the one universal cry was that the officials were missing things both ways, you can add LeBron to the group. He didnt think four of the fouls he got called for deserved a whistle, particularly the last one.

I was going to set a screen and I felt like I was stationary and D Wade rejected the pick and roll, LeBron said in his televised post game press conference. Lance actually ran into me.

I believe I was straight up and down on Paul Georges drive, on the and-1. They reversed a call with (Roy) Hibbert, called a foul on me on that one. And at the end of the third they called a push-off on David West

It was a couple of calls that I didnt feel like were fouls, personal fouls on me. Thats how the game goes sometimes.

I will grant LeBron that the last call was a bad one. As he said, Wade went away from the pick, when that happens you cant really set a moving screen because there is no screen being used. That was a no-call at any point in the game.

Source: Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball Talk


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