The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly filed a complaint with Commissioner Adam Silver’s office early in the NBA season due to a lack of foul calls, specifically regarding LeBron James. This move is unusual so early in the season and may be viewed as desperate, given that the team has only played seven games. Despite evidence showing that LeBron and the Lakers may have a case, it still seems drastic to take this action with over 70 games remaining in the season. The team’s next game against the Rockets will be telling, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see LeBron at the free-throw line more frequently. Overall, the complaint appears to be a strategic move to position the team for the long term.