LeBron James Reportedly Frustrated by NBA Officiating This Season

January 11th, 2017 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Despite his team owning the Eastern Conference's best record at 28-9, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is not pleased with how referees have treated him this season. 

Per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, James is becoming "increasingly frustrated" with some non-calls following the Cavs' 100-92 loss against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night:

James' frustration boiled over with 2:09 remaining in the first quarter, when he shouted at referee Tyler Ford and was assessed a rare technical foul -- just his second of the season -- after Utah's Shelvin Mack fouled James and put him on the foul line after an and-1 layup. While James got that call from Ford, he was upset from his previous trip down the court, when he felt like Mack fouled him on another layup attempt and there was no whistle.

James reportedly heard Jazz head coach Quin Snyder direct Mack to foul him rather than give up an easy basket, according to McMenamin. When asked after the game if his frustration directed at Ford was pent-up anger over recent officiating trends, he said it was.

As McMenamin noted, James was also knocked to the ...

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