Late in the fourth quarter, with the Heat clinging to a three-point lead, LeBron James drove to the basket looking to ice it. Instead, LBJ was given something completely different to worry about icing -- his throat. The Bobcats' Josh McRoberts met LeBron and his neck at the basket, sending LeBron sprawling to the floor gasping for air.
No flagrant foul was called. No review happened. No harm, no flagrant foul. Mainly because NBA officials can identify a flagrant about as well as your grandpa can spot Kendrick Lamar.
LeBron instead went to the line on a common foul call and missed one of his two free throws, leaving the Bobcats with a chance to steal the win. It was yet another instance this season when LeBron was the victim of a "nonbasketball play," yet no penalty was assessed by the referees.More »