Crew chief Eric Lewis opened up on the controversy that marred the end of Saturday's game between the Lakers and Celtics. Jan 28, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

Parsons‘ response elicited reactions as well. But perhaps not in the way he envisioned. Several suggested that he temper his mood.

As one fan and others pointed out, how must the dog feel hearing this?

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.

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.


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