WATCH: LeBron James Gets Elbowed in the Head by Pacers Player but Gets Called for the Foul

Published 11/24/2021, 9:17 PM EST
Nov 24, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball while Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) defends in the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a loss to the New York Knicks in the last game. However, they lacked serious firepower as LeBron James served his suspension. Now, as they take on the Indiana Pacers, they are missing on Anthony Davis as he suffers from an illness. During the play, things hot heated with the ‘King’ once again after a foul call surprisingly went against him.

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LeBron is a player who barely has any trouble in his career. He has been a good player off the field and on the field. Hence, when he got his suspension for the Stewart altercation, the NBA world was in shock. His miss caused the Lakers to have a big hole against the Knicks, which is why they lost.

Nov 24, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

As the ‘King’ makes his return to the court against the Pacers, he was hit on the face. Surprisingly, the foul went against him.

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LeBron James called for a foul after getting hit on the face

While playing in the second quarter, Westbrook drove to the rim. LeBron tried to set a screen for Brodie as Turner tried to get to him. During this, Turner got James with an elbow while going down himself. Hearing the whistle, everyone expected it going in favor of the Lakers. However, an offensive foul was called on LeBron James as he was left in surprise.

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While Turner did go down, it was clear that he landed the elbow first. LeBron took the hit on the face while he had his hands on Turner. It should have gone in the favor of the Lakers, but the referees felt otherwise. James was livid on the bench after the call remained, despite a review by the Lakers.

For James, he has come out looking like himself on his return to the court. The absence of Anthony Davis has sure hit the Lakers, but they have kept the game close. After trailing by 12 points at one point, the purple and gold have come back and trail by just two points entering the fourth.

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LeBron James is leading the forces with 22 points, 3 rebound sand 3 assists to his name. Westbrook is unable tp replicate his performance from last game putting up 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists so far. The bench has been doing well led by Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk. Do you think the Lakers can make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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