Fans throw hate at Chandler Parsons for commenting on LeBron James’ reaction to missed foul call: “That’s why you will never be LeBron”

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Memphis Grizzlies v Brooklyn Nets

Former NBA player Chandler Parsons has received a ton of hate after commenting on how LeBron James reacted to a recent no-foul call.

Many fans expressed their frustration when the referees failed to see an obvious foul against James. This occurred in the final seconds of the LA Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics on Saturday. The game was tied and the foul would've sent James to the line with a chance to seal the win. Instead, the game went to overtime and the Lakers lost 125-121.

The biggest problem in the NBA right now is inconsistent officiating. James drove hard to the net and attempted a game-winning layup. Jayson Tatum hit him in the arm as he jumped in the air, causing him to miss the shot.

James' reaction to the no-call was a testament to how frustrated he was after the sequence. Check out LeBron's reaction below:


Fans expressed their disappointment and shared their reactions on social media. Parsons had a different view of how the situation played out. The former Dallas Mavericks forward explained how much he thought James overreacted.

"I can watch my French Bulldog get run over by the Mailman right now, and I would not react like that."
"It's so impressive that he cares that much on a regular season game, that he's doing that."
Chandler Parsons blasts LeBron James: “I can watch my French Bulldog get ran over by the Mailman right now, and I would not react like that”(via @FanDuelTV )

Fans were upset with Parsons and had a few words for him. We've collected some of the wildest reactions from fans responding to Parsons:

@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV That’s why you will never be LeBron.
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Stopped reading after Chandler Parsons
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Parsons getting owned in the 1st round
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV You never love playing the game.....
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Jeez… why would you make that comparison?? 🤔
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Y’all say he only cares about stats, but when he does this because he obviously cares about winning, it’s a problem. Chandler parsons is a nobody.
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV That says more about Chandler Parsons than LeBron lmao
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Parsons can’t talk bro 😭
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Every time Chandler Parsons offers his take lately
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Explains why he was such a flop as a player
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Chandler Parsons has a lot to say for someone that scrubbed out the NBA when he got that pay day
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Chandler Parsons sure likes to talk a lot for a guy who’s unemployed and watching from his couch 💀
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Why do y’all keep telling us what Chandler Parsons says? Y’all tryna keep him relevant or sum because I promise u NOBODY cares
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Chandler Parsons after spitting out nonsense and terrible takes all day:
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Why is chandler parsons still relevant?
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV Bron definitely has more passion for the game than Chandler Parsons that's why bro is out of the league and can't relate smh
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV tells a lot about Parsons, & shows how much LeBron is committed
@TheNBACentral @FanDuelTV What did Chandler ever do for us to give a shit bout what he says lmfao.... also that Frenchie should be put up for adoption

Parsons responded after Trae Young reacted to the news of his quote:

u know i love my frenchy fam…

Chandler Parsons retired in 2022 after his body failed to recover from injuries caused by a car accident. During his NBA career, he played for the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Mavericks.

Also read: “In my eyes, he’s the best player of all time” - Chandler Parsons talks about being in awe of LeBron James

How did Chandler Parsons play out his career in the league?

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Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets

Chandler Parsons wasn't a highly touted prospect entering the 2011 NBA Draft. He was selected 38th overall by the Houston Rockets. Parsons wasn't expected to be an impactful NBA player. But he surprised a ton of critics in his rookie season. He ended up on the All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 33.7% from 3-point range.


Parsons became one of James Harden's most reliable teammates. After his third NBA season, he signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. He continued to develop into a reliable role player. After his stint in Dallas, Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Due to injuries, Parsons played in just 95 games with the Mavs over three seasons. His tenure with the Grizzlies was an afterthought. He was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in July 2019.

Chandler Parsons was hit by a drunk driver while travelling home from practice in January 2020. He sustained career-threatening injuries and never played in another NBA game. The 34-year-old announced his retirement on January 18, 2022. He only appeared in five games during his tenure with the Hawks.

Also read: Watch: "This dude was cool as f**k" - Chandler Parsons recalls a crazy Kobe Bryant story, mentions how Mamba took care of a $22k bill for him

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