The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 140-138 overtime thriller on Wednesday, thanks to a buzzer-beating jumper from LeBron James.
Fine, great, congrats. LeBron is the G.O.A.T., after all, and the rising Wolves matched up nicely against the slumping powerhouse Cavs in a game that featured zero defense and 40 (!) combined three-pointers.
Let's take a look at LeBron's last-second home court heroics:
Hmmm. Hoops fans on Twitter certainly noticed something questionable as LeBron, engaged tightly with Jimmy Butler, fielded that in-bound pass.
Let's take a look at reactions to LeBron's EGREGIOUS PUSH-OFF:
Pushed off, but a great fall away shot by the King. It'd be nice to see Jimmy Butler get some top 20 player in league calls in the paint. Guy gets fouled on almost every drive. #AllEyesNorth— Josh Braaten (@JoshBraaten) February 8, 2018
Drew Pearson— Tim Flanagan (@LMondelloGuy) February 8, 2018
Who pushed off more?
LeBron James is nearly impossible to defend when he can push off, travel, and THEN fadeaway from 19'. #Analysis— Andy Garman (@GarmanSports) February 8, 2018
Pushed off, but a great fall away shot by the King. It'd be nice to see Jimmy Butler get some top 20 player in league calls in the paint. Guy gets fouled on almost every drive. #AllEyesNorth
Is anyone else not gonna recognize how bad of a push off Lebrons game winner was?— Nicholas Taylor (@nicktaylor1214) February 8, 2018
Lebron with the push off buzzer-beater������— ig= @Yasemoney600 (@lilyase600) February 8, 2018
Amazing shot by LeBron but holy shit what a push off— Nick Buono (@BuonoNick) February 8, 2018
Haha nice push off there LeBron. Any other player in the world and it’s an offensive foul.— Tim Streets (@TStreets_) February 8, 2018
BRUHHHHHHHH THIS MANE PUSHED OFF SO BAD WHAT THE FUCK. if this was James harden they would have called a technical ���� https://t.co/WPXUuLC8ZU— R.J. PRICE (@RyanJosephPrice) February 8, 2018
Lebron def pushed off tho ���� gave jimmy that Jordan push off ��— Mr.Blobama (@AceBooogie317) February 8, 2018
Bron got away with one there lol...he def pushed off— ROY BAKER (@LB_III) February 8, 2018
34 lead changes , record 40 combined 3’s and Lebitch ruins it with a push off buzzer beater #MINvsCLE— Jordan Wallace (@WRwally) February 8, 2018
Bron got away with that push off lol but I’m not tripping.— ������ (@Darealbigchris_) February 8, 2018
It blows my mind how NBA officials are scared to death of LeBron. Feel free to call a push off.— Jordan Flynn (@JFlynn_23) February 8, 2018
Bron with another push off— T'Challa ✊�� (@_Beezo__) February 8, 2018
23 just did that (he did push off tho)— Tyler (@blankfaceTM) February 8, 2018
... anyway, fine, great, congrats.
The Timberwolves (34-23) will face off against old friends Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine when they visit the Chicago Bulls (18-35) on Friday. Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau was fired from the Bulls in 2015, so expect his courtside barking to reach maximum decibels.