HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — After nearly a dozen viewings we’re still trying to figure out exactly what went on last night when LeBron James picked up a technical foul for, um … trampling over or getting fouled by Gerald Henderson?
Seriously, in one of the more peculiar calls of the preseason, James earned a technical foul for plowing over Henderson on his way to the basket. (Heat coach Erik Spoelstra earned one moments later for arguing on behalf of his star.) But the call came from the official who was behind the play.
What we haven’t been able to figure out here at the hideout is why James was called for the technical in the first place (unless you can get one these days for being a human freight train running over a mere mortal). You can hear the whistle before he finishes running Henderson over, and long before he could complain to the official directly in front of the play. So it couldn’t have been for something he said.
Watch it for yourself and tell us what you see, because we’ve tried everything … BluBlockers, a telescope, X-ray vision, you name it. There is no easy explanation for this: