Kyle Lowry called for phantom offensive foul against Sacramento Kings

You make the call: Should Kyle Lowry have been called for an offensive foul on this play?

2/6/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Blog Photo - Kyle Lowry called for phantom offensive foul against Sacramento Kings

NBA referees make terrible calls all the time, but it's been a while since I've seen a call as blatantly wrong and also influential as this one.

Kyle Lowry took a pass and immediately tossed up a three point shot.

Lowry's legs came up and made contact with a Kings defender, who fell into Lowry as he followed through on the shot. Lowry made the shot, which would have brought the Raptors within 3 points of the Kings with only 25 seconds to play, but an offensive foul was called on the play.

Incredulous with the call, Lowry immediately sprinted away from officials. He was immediately called for a technical foul for his demonstrative reaction, and it only compounded the problem.

This horrific call resulted in Lowry being removed from the game, and basically eliminated any hopes the Raptors had of winning the game. The contact was incidental, and a no-call would have been the right move. If anything, the defender could have been called for making contact with the shooter.

Check out the video:

What do you think? Was this a bad call? Or did the refs make the right decision?
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2/11/14   |   johnnybukbuk

raptors get screwed all the time, not surprised here....I get sick everytime I watch this video