The Super Bowl 57 has finally ended and it surely lived up to its hype. The Kansas City Chiefs faced the Philadelphia Eagles at the State Farm Stadium in what was the season decider. The Chiefs emerged victorious at the end, thanks to a sensational performance from superstar Patrick Mahomes. He made 3 touchdowns on the night and went 21/27 passing for 182 yards.
Kadarius Toney’s 65-yard punt return was the longest in Super Bowl history, which helped Mahomes set up a 3-yard TD pass to Sky Moore at the end. The Chiefs were not the favorites going into the game, but they ensured they did the job on the night. Although there were other significant moments during the game, there is one that stands out.
"It was a holding. I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide."
Eagles CB James Bradberry takes accountability for his controversial holding call on JuJu Smith-Schusterpic.twitter.com/knnzKzUSii
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 13, 2023
Many criticized the referees for their controversial call on James Bradberry when the game was tied at 35. The Grim Reaper aimed to find WR JuJu Smith-Schuster when Bradberry was flagged for holding. Although the Eagles star admitted that he tugged JuJu on the play, it wasn’t enough for NFL fans. Many believed that there was not enough in the foul for it to be called. It certainly looks like NBA legend LeBron James was one of them as well.
LeBron James slams NFL referees for controversial call during Super Bowl 57
LeBron James is a big football fan. He often takes to social media to express his opinions on the sport and all the significant events that happen in the NFL. It was not any different this time around. King James took to Twitter to react to the controversial call, and it would be safe for us to say that he was not too happy with the Super Bowl referees. He wrote, “Sorry but I don’t like that call! Not for the Super Bowl man!”
Sorry but I don’t like that call! Not for the Super Bowl man! 🤦🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 13, 2023
In another tweet, James said, “His hand on his back had no effect on his route! This game was too damn good for that call to dictate the outcome at the end. Damn! By the way I have no horse in the race. Just my professional opinion.”
James made sure to clarify that he was just expressing his professional opinion as a former football player and that he did not have any other ulterior intentions speaking about the game. James was a football player in the past and even had a shot at the NFL through the Dallas Cowboys. Whatever the case, the game is now over, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy will go to Kansas.
No lie, one of the greatest football seasons I’ve followed. Congrats to the Chiefs on that bowl, can’t ever count them boys out! 15 is beyond special!!!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 13, 2023
Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant also reacted to the game. He tweeted, “No lie, one of the greatest football seasons I’ve followed. Congrats to the Chiefs on that bowl, can’t ever count them boys out! 15 is beyond special!!!” It seems like even KD is a huge fan of 2PM, who has just won his second Super Bowl and the MVP award as well.