With the game on the line and a chance to gain a decisive advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers, LeBron James fouled out! Yes, sports fans, the one guy in the NBA that defines clutch missed the final minute of the game when his team needs him most.
Oh. I can see it now. The conspiracy theorists are going to have a filed day with this one.
As luck would have it the Pacers went on to win the game 99-92 and tie the series up at two game a piece.
This will likely start of a hail storm of controversy. Ever since Charles Barkley commented on how he thought the refs were trying to help the Heat out a little too much.
It's not a new argument. Sadly, it rears its head up pretty much every season. As long as the game is played by humans, officiated by humans, and has fans that are humans I'm sure it will happen again.
Why? Because we love this game!