The Internet Reacts To LeBron Getting Called For A Travel (LeBron Disagreed With The Call)
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“On May 13th of 2018 (approximately 5:28 PM EST), LeBron was called for his first career travel.”
That’s what one Twitter user said after the refs called LeBron for travelling in the fourth quarter of the Cavs blowout loss to the Celtics in Game 1. What I find so funny about the surprising call — besides LeBron disagreeing with it and ESPN cutting to a fan mocking James — is the call was made when the Cavs were down by 19. Talk about pouring salt on a wound.
Here’s a few other tweets from fans (and Shea Serrano, author of the awesome book ‘Basketball And Other Things’) who felt like they just witnessed something that they probably wont get to see happen again. Following the tweets is a great compilation video of LeBron getting away with travels. Enjoy!
legit feels like that's the first time i've ever seen lebron get called for a travel
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 13, 2018
Was nodding off and heard “LeBron called for traveling” I woke up as startled as if my wife said “there’s a unicorn walking around our back yard.” I had to rewind and watch it 3 times just to believe it was real.
— BearFlagFan (@BearFlagFan) May 13, 2018
That's the first travel call on LeBron James since 2003.
— Chuck M. (@RedsArmy_Chuck) May 13, 2018
A LeBron James travel call? I've now seen everything.
— CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) May 13, 2018
THEY CALLED A TRAVEL ON LEBRON????? Woah these refs wildin ‘ putting their job in jeopardy like that
— Steven. (@steven_abrego) May 13, 2018
Miracles do happen. Lebron was called for a travel
— Kelley Clark (@yeahkells10) May 13, 2018
They called a travel on Lebron lmao this game is fun
— Sam 💚 (@MsSamanthaMay) May 13, 2018
Just saw a highlight from the game and Lebron actually got called for a travel?!?! Never thought I’d see the day
— Rheann Fall (@RheannFall) May 13, 2018
You know it’s a rough day for LeBron when he actually gets called for a travel
— Ryan Petitt (@Ryan_Petitt) May 13, 2018