LeBron on uncalled travel: ‘Had a malfunction’

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SALT LAKE CITY — LeBron James broke a personal seven-game road losing streak to the Utah Jazz, dating back to December 2010, in the Los Angeles Lakers121-96 win Wednesday, but there was one sequence he would like to get back.

As James was bringing the ball past half court in the first quarter, he picked up his dribble and proceeded to take 3½ steps — making it from the “A” to the “H” of Utah’s midcourt signage — before putting the ball on the floor again, with no travel call made by the official.

“It was the worst thing, probably one of the worst things I’ve ever done in my career,” James said after the game, essentially admitting his final line of 20 points, 12 assists and just one turnover should have included a second turnover. “I didn’t realize I did it until halftime. One of my coaches showed me.”

Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic didn’t take quite as long to recognize the miscue, signaling to referee Jacyn Goble as soon as it happened.

James said he was distracted by a collision involving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Donovan Mitchell and absent-mindedly kept shuffling his feet as he checked it out.

“I think at the same time, I was watching the underneath play, and KCP and Donov

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