Lakers contact NBA about LeBron James not getting enough free throws vs. Nuggets

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The Los Angeles Lakers issued a formal complaint about LeBron James not getting enough calls in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

(via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times):

The Lakers have presented a case to the NBA that their star, LeBron James, is not nearly getting his fair share of free throws even though they are positive the hard-charging forward is getting fouled plenty by the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference finals playoff series.

“We’re dealing with the fouls through the proper channels with the league,” coach Frank Vogel told the media via videoconference Wednesday after practice. “I think he’s gone to the basket very aggressively, and I’ll just leave it at that.”

James shot just two free throws in Game 3 of the series Tuesday, after a flagrant 1 foul on Jamal Murray.

The Lakers are still up 2-1 against the Nuggets despite losing Game 3. Game 4 is on Thursday.

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