LeBron Got Fouled So Hard on a Dunk to Win Game, and Refs Ignored It

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Controversy! For the third time this season, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat. Last night the Nets won by a single point, thus sweeping the season series four games to none.

But not without debate.

With the Heat trailing by one, Miami had one frantic last chance to pull out the win. Rashard Lewis found LeBron James under the basket as the clock neared zero. LeBron rose to the rim, and was promptly sent back by a dude with "Plums" on the back of his jersey. Game over. Huh?

In real time, the block looked like a clear foul, but replays showed there was so much more to it. As with anything, where your alliances lie plays a big factor in bang-bang plays like this one. My alliances clearly lie with the team from Miami, so I would point out LeBron was possibly fouled three times on the play. I would also point out if you don't agree, you should go read the Nets New Times, because I can't deal with your face right now.

If you're a Nets fan, you would most likely mention the super-duper-makes-sense-rumored-to-be-a-secret-like-the-secret-Starbucks-menu rule that states "the hand is part of the ball." Because any time I walk into a Walmart and pick up a basketball, a corpseless hand is attached to it. That would be highly illegal and Walmart's doors would be closed! So I know that's not the case! Judgment in favor of the plaintiff!

Anyway, don't take my word for it; have yourself a look-see and decide. Then, if you decide it's not a foul, never talk to me again, unfollow me on Twitter, and find someone else to help you move because you're dead to me. Plums! Crappy canal-ass-insides-looking fruit! I hate everything!

This will shock you, but Heat fans lost their ever-loving shit on Twitter after the non-call. It's one thing to lose to the Nets four times in a row, but to lose to the Nets four times while they are running around in these stupid nickname jerseys hitting off-balance threes all game is an entirely different animal.

Heat fans' patience bucket for the Nets and their Netsy ways is completely empty.

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Eric Lyons
Eric Lyons

Don't quit your day job bro! That was NOT a foul, Billy Neira knows where it's at!!

Billy Neira
Billy Neira

first off, it was 4 times not 3 times we have beat you guys... and that was not a foul at all... Lebron looked reallll bad crying in the walkway after the game, babyyyyy

James Kelley
James Kelley

As a former ref I can assure you it was a foul. Watch both hands not just the one over the rim. jk

Ivan Alfredo Chavez
Ivan Alfredo Chavez

I'm a heat fan and a Lebron fan, it's one loss it doesn't matter. And to me tht was a clean block no biggy

rey0
rey0

How about the foul before he jumped.  The dude swing at his left elbow. That right there was the first foul. The second foul is when the rookie holds hands with Lebron and asks him out on a date in mid - air !

clayton44
clayton44

The foul on Lebron's dunk is debatable (although Plum's left hand and arm definately seem to be all over a part of Lebron's body that does not have the ball), but the really bad non-call was the goaltending on Bosh's shot about a minute earlier that was immediately followed by a fast break Nets' three-pointer.  That's a five point swing that would have made a major difference in the game.

Andrew Singleton
Andrew Singleton

I'm a heat fan and it was no foul the hand is apart of the ball. Tough loss they shouldn't of gone through so many scoring droughts and had so many turnovers

Al Rodriguez
Al Rodriguez

He got fouled before the dunk attempt but that is never called anyway. White boy got all ball before hitting his arm. Even as Heat fans you just have to say good no call.

Eddy Gugliotta
Eddy Gugliotta

Sorry...it was fair and square. He went to the dunk too over-confident.

Brett Fleischman
Brett Fleischman

Hate the Heat. Hate crybaby LeBron. But that was a foul.

Nathan Moy
Nathan Moy

Nice no call...good block....heat should not let one play lose a game

Carlos Alberto Murrieta
Carlos Alberto Murrieta

Hahaha, what's LeBron crying about now. The heat got beat, Brooklyn shut them. New York all day everyday.

Orlando De Frias
Orlando De Frias

I love the Heat as much as the next guy, but that wasn't a foul. Incidental contact. Quoting the rules (read the last sentence specifically): "Incidental Contact: The mere fact that contact occurs does not mean a foul has been committed. Players are allowed to contact other players when reaching for a loose ball, or when performing normal offensive and defensive movements. The hand is considered “part of the ball” when it is in contact with the ball, and contact with a players hand when it is in contact with the ball is not a foul."

Joseph Fasulo
Joseph Fasulo

It's OK Heat fans I know you guys aren't familiar with NBA rules since you've been following ball for 4 years

Joseph Fasulo
Joseph Fasulo

The hand is considered “part of the ball” when it is in contact with the ball. Therefore, contact on that hand by a defender while it is in contact with the ball is not illegal. NBA Rulebook Page 57 Section 2. Sorry!

Mike Colon
Mike Colon

It's not all ball. If it's not all ball it's a foul. It's not quantum physics

Mike Colon
Mike Colon

Hey we've had losing regular season records to the Knicks, bulls, and okc in the past. Then what happens? We either beat them in 4 or 5 in the playoffs. "I ain't got no worries!"

Frank Cossio
Frank Cossio

I'm a Miami fan and that was not a foul. Sorry Lebron, you're wrong this time kid. Nice block

Shari Williams
Shari Williams

Kristen L Pinarchick Verushka Martinez Luque... Exactly how I feel about this!

Scott Stjohn
Scott Stjohn

The hand is part of the ball. Stop whining Heat fans

Kon Janco
Kon Janco

Heat fans have NO IDEA what a foul really is...

Rene Flores
Rene Flores

this Ish person is obviously a WHINEY NY TRANSPLANT. Welcome to the bottom MOFO

Haze Rossi
Haze Rossi

Lebron gets called on the most pussiest fouls that was a clean block lebron just cant handle that heathe should of threw it down harder

Jeannie Necessary
Jeannie Necessary

What ever Israel. Not only was that a foul but Johnson fouled him before he went up.

Rene Flores
Rene Flores

And you built your arena by throwing people and businesses out if their homes.

Kyle Haines
Kyle Haines

Israel Obando "SWEEPED" isnt a word. I believe the word you are looking for is "swept", as in "that obvious foul on Lebron was swept under the rug by an incompetent officiating crew."

Greg Sylvander
Greg Sylvander

Clearly a foul and hey Israel Obando it would be #SWEPT not #SWEEPED in that context if you want to talk trash at least speak properly jeez.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

I don't think a ref calls this on the last play and depending upon the angle, it might've looked like a legitimate block. Heat & fans needn't worry, this is manufactured and meaningless drama heading into the playoffs. The way Indiana is playing, do they even stand a chance vs the Heat in the playoffs. Miami three-peat.

Michael Dittmeier
Michael Dittmeier

Bunch of crybabies, James didn't score so he must have been fouled. Gimme a break

Ismael Antonio Sanabria
Ismael Antonio Sanabria

Maaaaaan you heat fans cry alot. Your queen James gets away with murder and you guys complaining? ??? Brooklyn nets baby. Bed Stuyvesant downtown Brooklyn. Sunset Park Brooklyn Williamsburg the south side los sures

peepgrease
peepgrease

Explain your ass in the Nets New Times. I don't care how you see it, moron.

peetdiaz
peetdiaz

NETS may suck, but they beat Heat, 4 FN x's.

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