The Kings franchise and fanbase already has more reason than most to dislike the officials and now we can add one more to the list. The NBA released their official last two minute report from last night’s game and confirmed that Miami’s Tyler Herro should have been called for a travel on his game-winning shot. Instead, no call was made and the Kings fell to 2-5 on the season. Coach Mike Brown was not pleased and made his case known immediately after the game.
Mike Brown is NOT HAPPY with the officiating in tonight's game.
He believes Tyler Herro traveled on the game-winning shot 😬 pic.twitter.com/c9IzO5ucug
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) November 3, 2022
Now, there’s no guarantee that the Kings would have won the game if the play was called correctly. But they would have had a far better chance, either in those last few seconds or in an eventual overtime, but that was taken away from them. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Coach Brown ends up getting fined for telling the league exactly what was laid out in their own official report.
The NBA just needs to get rid of the Last Two Minute report already. Allegedly it is for “transparency”, but all it ends up doing is pouring salt in the wounds of fanbases and teams who end up on the wrong side of the whistle (or lack thereof in this case). At the end of the day, all that really matters is that the Heat got a W and the Kings only got an “our bad” from the league.