Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made his feelings known about the no-call that defined the team’s 125-121 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics. On the final play of regulation, James was clearly hit on the arm by Jayson Tatum, but refs decided to swallow their whistle at the worst time.
The referees involved in that game admitted the mistake immediately following the game. This situation has been a boiling point for the Lakers and their fan base.
Al Horford’s sister felt like James went overboard with his reaction. However, by putting her thoughts on social media, it opened her up to terrible fans to come in and tweet disgusting things at her.
Anna Horford revealed some of the threats that she has received from fans, and many of them were either death of sexual assault threats.
“Thanks to everyone who has had my back the past few days. I’ve gotten an overwhelming amount of notifications & messages of kindness & I really appreciate it.”
“And for the millionth time… I can handle the heat on here, I just won’t tolerate people crossing the line. I don’t understand how some people still don’t get that?? If I couldn’t handle Twitter, I would’ve left years ago. If my opinions bother you, block me. You won’t be missed!”
The Lakers fan base was horrible, but at least James managed a good sense of humor about the situation, taking to Instagram to congratulate Tatum for his “block.” Tatum continued the good-natured bit with a response of his own:
James has been on a tear recently as he chases the NBA’s all-time scoring record, now sitting just 117 points from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s total of 38,387.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.