The NBA world went abuzz over the past few days over a controversial reaction by mega-star LeBron James.
LeBron took a lot of lumps after his over-the-top reaction to an albeit blatant no-call. He went to the rack and was fouled by Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum. But the Los Angeles Lakers star didn’t get the call. And so, James went crazy with an extremely animated response.
In fairness to James, the NBA apologized for the missed call. But, obviously, it was too little, too late there. That being said, while plenty joked about LeBron and his response, others weren’t so kind. Former NBA star Chandler Parsons blasted James for his energized response.
Via NBACentral, Parsons said, “I can watch my French Bulldog get ran over by the Mailman right now, and I would not react like that.”
Chandler Parsons blasts LeBron James:
“I can watch my French Bulldog get ran over by the Mailman right now, and I would not react like that”
(via @FanDuelTV )
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) January 30, 2023
Parsons‘ response elicited reactions as well. But perhaps not in the way he envisioned. Several suggested that he temper his mood.
— Angelina Salcedo (@AngelinaWTSP) January 30, 2023
Parsons doesn’t have feeling then. I would react like that if my dog got hit by a car wtf lmao
— Martino (@MartinoPuccio) January 30, 2023
I get what he’s saying but I’d be pretty upset if my dog got hit by a car wtf
— Landon Mion (@landon_mion) January 30, 2023
That says more about Chandler Parsons than LeBron lmao
— NLB 🐍 (23-27) (@NBALAKERSBLOG) January 30, 2023
As one fan and others pointed out, how must the dog feel hearing this?
— Lucas Panzica (@lucaspanzica) January 30, 2023
— Sahal Abdi (@sahaIabdi) January 30, 2023
Some others were disappointed in Parsons’ reaction for other reasons. Mark Schindler tweeted, “Ah, so Chandler Parsons is heading down the 6’10 Will Cain route.” Ouch.
So Chandler Parsons is heading down the 6’10 Will Cain route https://t.co/MQsCRxobvE
— Mark Schindler (@MG_Schindler) January 30, 2023
Granted, it’s a very over-the-top reaction… to another over-the-top reaction. Implying you wouldn’t be upset that your dog died in an accident is… it’s a reaction, to say the least.