LA Lakers romped past Utah Jazz 121-96 on Thursday night to go 19-3 up in the Western Conference. However, despite a usual dominating night for the Lakers, LeBron James got away with travel with relative ease during Q1 to start a chain of hilarious reactions on Twitter.
During Q1 with the Lakers leading 34-26, LeBron James brought the ball up the court with almost zero defensive pressure. He picked up the ball taking a few steps up the court before bouncing the ball back and taking another few steps. Instantly it turned into a bizarre moment as Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic kept asking for a foul but apparently everyone saw it except the referees. No whistle came and LeBron James acted as if nothing had happened just kept on with the move.
The moment sure was a big highlight from the game but LeBron James and Lakers walked away with the dominant 121-96 victory. The Lakers came-out of their Denver-Utah back-to-back with a 2-0 record. James finished with 20 points and 12 assists.
LeBron James looked back at the moment after the game admitting it was probably one of the worst things he's ever done in his career.
LeBron could kill a man on the court and they’d call a foul on the dead guy pic.twitter.com/IdIi5IUkHu— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 5, 2019
I’m not against not making calls like that. LeBron James knows how to dribble. He wasn’t being defended. He was in no danger of losing the ball. Calling a travel there is a pointless technicality. What he did didn’t give him any advantage— REPAIR MAN MAN MAN MAN (@JosephBananas) December 5, 2019