“Blew 20 pt lead but let’s cry about refs” – D’Angelo Russell publicly calling out NBA referee’s ‘mistake’ after Nuggets loss doesn’t sit well with fans

Lakers blew a 20 point lead against Nuggets after third quarter.


“Blew 20 pt lead but let’s cry about refs” – D’Angelo Russell publicly calling out NBA referee’s ‘mistake’ after Nuggets loss doesn’t sit well with fans

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D’Angelo Russell took a shot at the NBA referees for their shoddy calls during the Lakers’ 101-99 loss to the Nuggets. When Michael Porter Jr.’s targeted foul on Russell was called, everyone was incensed, but the officials reversed the decision in the Nuggets’ favor. However, it wasn’t the only factor in the Lakers’ loss. After the third quarter, they appeared to be extremely exposed.

Even though D’Angelo Russell was having a fantastic game in the Playoffs, the team’s hopes were not fulfilled. They believed that the poor officiating was the cause of their defeat. In the post-game interview, LeBron James also criticized the officials, even as Russell chastised the NBA referees and made harsh remarks on X.

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The Lakers blowing a 20-point deficit was the worst thing they could have imagined, but the entire situation of the foul not being called was a pivotal moment in the game. The officials claim that when the challenge occurred, Michael Porter Jr.’s slight touch on Russell was the cause. Although opinions on that point may change over time, supporters were not pleased with the Los Angeles Lakers’ performance in the second half.

Fans react to D’Angelo Russell publicly calling out NBA referees

The players began berating the officials after the foul was reversed and the Los Angeles Lakers lost, but the public was more incensed over them blowing a 20-point deficit. The Lakers were in control of the game from the beginning, and it was an important one for them. Fans won’t be pleased when a team like the Lakers, who feature a star like LeBron James, plays a game like this in playoffs because they naturally have a greater drive to win.

Fans responded to D’Angelo Russell’s tweet criticizing the officials, but it wasn’t the most anticipated response he could have predicted. Check out some of the reactions:

The Laker’s point guard scored 23 points, and his play wasn’t particularly poor. A few errors kept James and Anthony Davis from winning the game, even though they both had excellent games. Now they should focus on the next game and fetch a promising win from the Nuggets side.

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