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“He’s a Cheat!!!”: Hours After LeBron James’ Skeptic Tweet, Huge Update on “Disgusting Human Being” Leaves the NBA World in Disarray

Published 05/29/2023, 12:58 AM EDT

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Times have changed as referees have also started making headlines now! A 53-year-old referee’s possible off-court antics on social media were recently brought to light by fans. Following a viral spread of the hot news, the NBA has decided to take huge action which might cause him some serious trouble. Nothing seems to be in favor of the veteran referee as fans continue to throw shade at him. 

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Previously, LeBron James reacted to the referee’s antics with some skeptical claims on Twitter. Now, the NBA has decided to take things into its own hands, as the fans await a confirmation. 

53-year-old referee’s possible social media antics force the NBA to take action 


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Eric Lewis is a veteran referee who has officiated 1000+ games in the NBA alone. Moreover, the 53-year-old has also officiated several important playoff games. He is not just famous for his longevity but also his controversial calls in the NBA, especially this season.

A regular season game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics which was officiated by Lewis went viral this season. The veteran ref missed a foul call on a game-winning layup that left LeBron James in denial. The 4-time MVP sat on the court in utter disappointment as the missed call cost the Lakers a crucial game. 


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However, a mysterious Twitter account defended all of these controversial calls of Eric Lewis. A few fans decided to bring the account to light by sharing screenshots of replies from the suspected account that continuously defended the veteran referee’s calls.  

 After the news spread like wildfire, the league has decided to open an investigation on Eric Lewis to find out if it was he who handles the Twitter account. Several hours ago, Lakers superstar LeBron James also made some skeptical claims on the viral news. 

The 38-year-old shared, “This Eric Lewis s***[emoji] true???” after the news spread like wildfire. After several missed foul calls on him, James took this opportunity to make some claims about Lewis. In addition to the investigation, fans have started to show their rage at the veteran official.

What do fans’ think about NBA’s latest decision?

The fans did not go easy on the 53-year-old referee. Though he has been part of crucial playoff games, Twitter users took this opportunity to throw severe shade at him. Moreover, fans also believe if the NBA confirms Lewis handled this account all this while, then there are high chances of him getting fired. Here are a few reactions on what the fans think about the investigation:


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Do you think Eric Lewis is behind the mysterious Twitter account? If yes, do you think he is right for this? Share with us in the comments below. 

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Rohan Dharmalingam

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Rohan Dharmalingam is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for a decade now and specializes in covering trade rumors and reports on the ever-changing trade market. The wizardry of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry made him fall in love with the game like millions worldwide.