The Oklahoma City Thunder have been on the wrong side of a lot of controversial calls this season. Carmelo Anthony received a flagrant 2 foul and an automatic ejection for making a contact layup over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic .
There was another incident where Russell Westbrook took a pull up jump shot and for some odd reason received a flagrant 1 foul. The foul was later downgraded to a common foul after the referees reviewed it.
Bully ball back. Melo out here making 7’0”, 275-pound Jusuf Nurkic look like a bug on a windshield. pic.twitter.com/IOgWObRLht— 🗽✈️🏝 👕👚 ➡️🏀📎🐴❓ (@World_Wide_Wob) November 6, 2017
The worst call occurred during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves where Paul George received one of the most unusual foul calls in sports history. Late in the 4th quarter he was guarding Andrew Wiggins as he drove to the basket and George lost his balance and fell on the ground. The referees called him for a tripping foul even though there was no contact.
Flagrant 1? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/UtnN3J0Qam— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2017
I don’t know what the referees were looking at on this play, but they should be ashamed of themselves.
Called a tripping foul on Paul George. pic.twitter.com/8uHTJ1iSoW— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) December 2, 2017