Dion Waiters appeared to throw an elbow at Manu Ginobili while attempting to inbound the ball in a one-point game with under 14 seconds to go, and the lead referee even admitted that he missed the call.
But, when you look at the play closely, you see that Ginobili stepped on the sideline boundary and actually should’ve been assessed a technical foul as a result.
In the immediate aftermath of the chaos, a number of people in the NBA community took to Twitter to express their opinions on what unfolded.
Waiters foul on Ginobili was the worst missed call in playoff history.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 3, 2016
— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) May 3, 2016
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) May 3, 2016
I have never seen a elbow from out of bounds smh once again the refs missed another one. But I don't know anything was a good same tho
— C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) May 3, 2016
Durant was definitely fouled on the catch, Aldridge was definitely fouled in the paint. Everyone was basically fouled. That was nuts.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 3, 2016
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 3, 2016
Classic Dion Waiters savvy
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) May 3, 2016