Anthony Davis on refereeing calls, they should be fined when they make mistakes
The 2022-2023 NBA regular season continues. The Lakers lost to the Celtics 121-125 after overtime in the away game. At the end of the fourth quarter of the game, Lakers player LeBron James drove the ball to the basket and was beaten by Celtics player Jason Tatum, but the referee did not call a foul. After that, James jumped angrily and knelt down to complain, but the referee did not call any penalty, and then the Lakers lost to the Celtics in overtime. After the game, Lakers player Anthony Davis talked about NBA referees in an interview with the media. Davis said that if the NBA can allow NBA referees to fine them after making mistakes, it may make them more cautious in law enforcement.
It is reported that the referee report for this game released early this morning Beijing time showed that there were a total of 3 missed judgments at the end of the fourth quarter and the end of overtime in this game, 2 of which were beneficial to the Lakers, and the most critical One missed judgment was when Lakers player LeBron James faced Celtics player Jayson Tatum for a layup, but the referee did not whistle.
In this regard, Davis said: “I assure you that if the referees are also fined by the league for missed and wrong judgments, then they will perform better than they do now.”
It is worth mentioning that after that round, the Lakers player Patrick Beverley used a camera to find the referee, but was called a technical foul by the referee.