Mason Plumlee’s career highlight. Wow, what a denial at the rim, with the added circumstances (Nets up 1, less than 5 seconds left) making this stuff even bigger. Of course, LeBron complained about a foul, which only adds fuel to the fire for fans of his rival teams (i.e. Bulls fans like me).
Foul or no foul? Well, I’m kind of biased, but the Inside The NBA guys say ‘ball first, then hand’ is fine and that it wasn’t a foul. My determination: would you call this foul in a pickup game? NO! Not on something that weak. And if you did, you would face an uproar from the other team about how that was a weak call. Pretty good method to determine whether it’s a foul or not, eh?