What is a rivalry without a little bit of controversy. Tonight, the Miami Heat came away with the 97-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the second matchup of their four-game regular season series. But, as you can tell in the GIF above, it looked like LeBron James had his hands firmly on the waist of Paul George as he attempted a game-tying three-pointer. Of course, the referees could've gone either way with it and they sided with the Heat and kept their whistles in their pocket.
Following the controversial final play, Twitter was abuzz with Pacers fans saying that the refs should've called a foul declaring that the zebras always side with Miami while Heat fans applauded the non-call for LeBron. Check out some of the best responses below:
Just saw it...that was a clear foul on lebron but of course he got away with it cuz hes lebron james— Marko Rivota (@PapaMarko) December 19, 2013
Lebron James didn't foul Paul George. @iTurnUp_2013— ✨Monnie G.✨ (@RecklessRoses80) December 19, 2013
Niggas mad bc they didn't call a foul on Lebron James!! hey he doesn't have a whistle but the refs do so if they didn't call it then oh well— myoshia ❤ (@OhMy_SheThuggn) December 19, 2013
Little known rule in the NBA Rulebook: Lebron James will never be called for a foul in the last minute while playing on his home court.— Peter Merholz (@peterme) December 19, 2013
Boy looked directly at his foot with no call. You can't tell me the Heat don't pay these niggas... pic.twitter.com/F0vP0G7NK0— BJay Blast (@BJayBlast) December 19, 2013
How does Paul George feel about the non-call?
Tell 'em how you really feel, Paul.