Referee Scott Foster bloodied in accidental collision with Lakers’ LeBron James
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James bloodied veteran referee Scott Foster in a collision during the second quarter of Saturday’s Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets.
The accidental incident happened with 2:29 left in the second quarter. Denver’s Jamal Murray had just made a short jumper to give Denver a 55-48 lead. James turned to run back and catch Denver a step slow in transition. When James took off in a sprint, he ran into Foster, who caught the brunt of the force in his face with his whistle in his mouth, causing some bleeding.
A Lakers medical staffer stopped the bleeding, and Foster told referee Bill Kennedy he was fine.
Denver took a 58-55 lead into halftime, thanks to 30 points from Jamal Murray, who had 37 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets’ 108-103 Game 2 victory Thursday.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LeBron James accidentally bloodies ref Scott Foster in collision