The NBA referees’ official Twitter account has apologised via a written statement for a “gut-wrenching” mistake that cost the LA Lakers in the final minute of their loss to the Boston Celtics.
With the scores tied at 105-105 with under five seconds left in regulation, LeBron James appeared to be hit on his shooting arm by Jayson Tatum while driving to the basket.
But James didn’t get a foul call from the officials to spark immediate outrage from the LA camp – and what became the controversial talking point out of the match – as the Celtics went on to win 125-121 in overtime.
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It included a livid response from the Lakers, with James…