Netease Sports reported on September 26:
Yesterday, he defeated the Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference, and LeBron made more free throws than the previous three games combined, which became the focus of attention.
After the third game, the Lakers complained to the league that LeBron had too few free throws, hoping that he could get the whistles he deserved next. In the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, LeBron scored only 10 free throws in total. In the fourth game, LeBron scored 14 free throws.
Some people think that the Lakers' complaint has worked. LeBron enjoyed the superstar whistle in Game 4, but Phil Handy, the Lakers assistant and LeBron friend, believes that this is not the case.
"People are trying to say that the NBA is deliberately manipulating, so LeBron got 14 free throws. 14 times... but in fact, every whistle blow about him is right."
However, he also admitted, "There may be one or two whistles worth arguing."
Handy used to be an assistant coach for the Cavaliers and has a very good relationship with LeBron. In addition, he was an assistant coach for the Raptors last year. He had already entered the Finals for 5 consecutive years. If the Lakers can reach the Finals this year, it will be Handy’s The sixth time.
There is no doubt that in the fifth game tomorrow, the referee whistles the scale, how many free throws LeBron can get, the comparison of the number of free throws between the Lakers and the Nuggets, etc., will be one of the highlights.