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Josh McRoberts fouls LeBron with shot to throat, somehow it’s not even a flagrant

Apr 23, 2014, 10:28 PM EDT

Before the playoffs started, the NBA told teams what referee’s “points of emphasis” would be in the postseason and one of the key ones was blows to the head — in a sports world concerned about concussions the league wants to limit these.

So how Josh McRoberts was not given a Flagrant 2 and an ejection for that foul on LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of Miami’s Game 2 win against Charlotte is beyond me. McRoberts led with his forearm and went above the neck, not even trying to make a play on the ball. I don’t care who does it or who gets fouled, that’s an ejection the way the league has wanted it called this season.

Expect the league to come down with at least a fine for McRoberts in the next 48 hours.

After a lot of criticism came down on referees around the league after how tight early playoff games were called, since then they have swallowed their whistles some. It’s been better… but a foul is still a foul. Particularly a potentially dangerous one like that.

  1. davidtmp - Apr 24, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    OH PLEASE! Miami may be the dirtiest team I have seen play. I think it was against the Pacers LeBron was driving and throws an elbow to the defenders head, I saw Wade sneak in an elbow in Game 1 of this series as he was driving(I think against Henderson), but into his chest.
    I’ve seen horible officiating in all the games during the playoffs. I know Miami is going to get all the calls against the Bobcats, but they really haven’t impressed me too much. Be glad Big Al has a hurt foot, or this series is 1-1 at least, possibly 2-0 Bobcat’s lead. Without Big Al, Charlotte is toast, but scrappy as hell.

    • southbeachtalent - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      so your not impressed…. bummer.

  2. kb2408 - Apr 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Wade breaks Kobe’s nose in a freaking all star game…LeBron almost decapitated Roy with his elbow and Heat “fans” said nothing. That was a great play in McBob’s part. He would’ve been a great Bad Boy. Maybe LBJ will think about that elbow next time he’s flopping, posing after a nice play or flexing after monstrous dunk.

    • reesesteel23 - Apr 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      Kobe breaks his nose every time he sneezes.

  3. rtfinch - Apr 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    I dont understand how a foul on lebron gets a video and article about how mcroberts should be tossed and sususpended, but chris bosh slapping michael kidd-gilcrist in the face doesnt even get a mention. if mcroberts did it because he’s jealous of lebron, what was bosh’s reasoning?

  4. toycannoni - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    you gotta love the king….tough as they get….the man would have dominated any era in the nba

    there’s no doubt who will be the g.o.a.t. when his career is all said and done

    gets smacked and comes right back without a word….

    problem is, he will get even, just a matter of time….just ask roy hibbert….fool got knocked the f–k out for his cheap shot….lol

    • bucrightoff - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      there’s no doubt who will be the g.o.a.t. when his career is all said and done

      Of course not. It’s always going to be Mike and that’s that.

      • toycannoni - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM

        check back in 8 or 9 years brah, when the king is through playing and i’ll be glad to accept your apology

  5. southbeachtalent - Apr 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Lebetard “minus well suspend Haslem now) hahahaha

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