LeBron James would be open to allowing fouls to be called via video replays after referees missed three calls against the Warriors on two of his drives to the basket late on Christmas. The NBA acknowledged that James was fouled twice by Kevin Durant on one drive that resulted in a block, and also by Durant on a drive that resulted in a turnover inside of 75 seconds left in Cleveland's 99-92 loss on Christmas. Officials also missed a call on James -- the league said James held Draymond Green's jersey with 34 seconds left as the two were going for a rebound. "I believe so," James said, when asked if officials should be able to assess a foul on a play that is being reviewed. Durant's block was reviewed to see who touched the ball last as it rolled out of bounds. "I think for me the worst thing is when I actually go and talk to the ref and they say, 'It was nothing,'" James said. "Like I go over, 'You didn't see that?' 'No I didn't think it was anything. It was no call. No foul.' That's the worst for me. If he says, 'I missed that one' or 'maybe I wasn't in the right position,' but when you see the ref right there on the baseline looking at the whole play and you go up to him and he says there's no call multiple times in crunch time? That's the frustrating part. "And for me it's even more frustrating because I know how I'm officiated at times." The thing is, James has said previously he doesn't like it when calls are overturned via video replay, because league officials changing the calls in the replay center in New Jersey are not involved with the flow of the game.
LeBron James wants to see changes to NBA replay use after Christmas controversy
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Dec 28