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LeBron, NBA players didn’t like call to end Super Bowl either

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: James Bradberry #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles is called for holding against JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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An entertaining Super Bowl was essentially over when the Eagles’ James Bradberry was flagged for a soft defensive holding call in the game’s final minutes. It allowed the MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to run down the clock to set up a Harrison Butker field goal to win it. It felt like an anti-climactic way for a fantastic game to end.

LeBron James — who had his own moments with officials in recent weeks — and other NBA players agreed, that’s not how you decide a Super Bowl.

While NBA players may not have liked that call, they did love Rihanna’s halftime show.