WATCH: Lakers’ LeBron James Frustrated With a Questionable Foul Call in a Blowout Victory Over the Warriors

Published 02/28/2021, 10:51 PM EST
Feb 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James’ LA Lakers battled against Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors. The last time when the two sides met, the Dubs came out victorious. But this time, the Lakers completely overpowered the Dubs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Since the opening buzzer, the Warriors had no answer for the King and the purple and gold. In fact, they were down by 20 points after just the first quarter. As the game progressed, the Lakers’ lead widened further, thanks to amazing performances from LeBron James and co.

However, the Lakers came on top with some questionable officiating during the entire game. The Warriors players got multiple foul calls in their favor, which could have halted the Lakers’ momentum.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Something similar happened during the third quarter against LeBron. A foul was called on James, but he couldn’t believe that the decision went against him. Naturally, James looked visibly frustrated and gestured at it by raising both of his hands near the officials. However, the refs didn’t overturn the call as James picked up a foul.

Are LeBron James and the Lakers finally back on track?

The month of February was not kind to the purple and gold. After losing both Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder due to injury & COVID-19 protocol, the team struggled to find their form. In fact, they were on a four-game losing streak in that period.

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) positions teammates during the seconds quarter against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

However, since Schroder has been back in the lineup, the Lakers are dominating their opponents once again. Previously, they easily defeated the Blazers, and tonight, it was GSW. The game ended with a scoreline of 117-91 in favor of the Lakers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

It was a complete nightmare for the Warriors as nothing they did worked in their favor. On the other hand, everything fell in place for LA.

Such wins prior to the NBA All-Star weekend will give the team much-needed morale boost to aim for the top seed in the West in the second half of the season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What are your thoughts on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ performance tonight? Do you believe they can continue this form until the All-Star break? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aikansh Chaudhary

771 articles

Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT