LeBron James had some thoughts about the officiating in Chicago on Wednesday night, and he may have a point.
The Bulls won 101-97, holding off a late Miami surge, and their physicality throughout the game was the main reason they stopped the Heat and their 27-game win streak. That same physicality had James chirping after the game.
One play that particularly irritated James was a fast break in the first quarter. With the Bulls up 25-12, James took off down the court. Kirk Hinrich was the only player between him and an easy bucket and, fulfilling the cliché that James is unstoppable unless someone tackles him, Hinrich tried to tackle him. His two-armed throwdown led to a foul, but James said after the game that he thought the officials were a little cheap with the flagrants throughout the game.
People like to say that James is built like a football player, but even linebacker-style tackling had trouble stalling him on this one. Check it out in the video below, and look at the photos below that to see Hinrich really getting his game on.