On Monday, LeBron James found himself at the center of three controversial plays, each of which resulted in the referees failing to blow the whistle on Kevin Durant in what was ultimately a 99-92 Golden State Warriors win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day.
On Tuesday, the NBA admitted its refs had made -- *LeBron James 2010 voice* -- not one, not two, but three mistakes.
Releasing its two-minute report, which publicly grades refs based on the final two minutes of action, the league admitted that all three controversial plays should have resulted in fouls against James being called on Durant.
The first missed call came with 1:12 remaining and the Cavs trailing the Warriors 95-92. Cleveland would fail to score another point throughout the remainder of the game, with the final two missed calls each coming on shooting plays.
The report also deemed James should have been called for a loose ball foul against Draymond Green with 33 seconds remaining.
After the game, Durant downplayed the missed calls. James, for his part, said he thought the refs had missed the calls, before adding" What are you going to do about it?"
As it turns out, James was right. Unfortunately for the Cavs, however, the result in the record book remains the same.