LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers suffered an unfortunate 133-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
Despite 46 points from James, the Lakers simply had nothing for the Clippers on either end of the court and are now 22-26 for the year and sit 13th in the Western Conference.
After the outing, tensions were very high.
A fan, for whatever reason, decided to pour gasoline on the fire by trolling James in obnoxious fashion.
Bron wanted all of the smoke pic.twitter.com/T0uV5IiIdy
— Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) January 25, 2023
“Hey LeBron, you better get this sh*t together with that receding-a** hairline,” the fan yelled.
“Look, he mad, look at him! You sick!”
Understandably, James didn’t take kindly to that. Ultimately, security had to hold him back from engaging with the fan in any substantive capacity.
The reactions to this incident from NBA Twitter were largely what you would expect.
Grown as man being so corny https://t.co/RoZqADjgVZ
— .. (@Chooxhoo15) January 25, 2023
Clout is a drug… https://t.co/D8XfTDEhRD
— K.BO 25 (@KBO_XXV) January 25, 2023
Lmfao na this got it https://t.co/dYm3qvYZny
— Aye (@ayecitoo) January 25, 2023
THIS IS CORNY https://t.co/vOmVK4ajMZ
— $COFF (@ScoffGod) January 25, 2023
Guys too comfortable saying ahit for clout, he knew Lakers staff would not allow Bron to confront him. Just a b*tch ass idiot https://t.co/VAKUdtGvxj
— Kea Sebesho (@Big_Keezy) January 25, 2023
NBA needs a malice at the palace part 2 because fans are getting way too comfortable again https://t.co/BQJwrSMOYf
— Unbiased Human (@ImDavidSisneros) January 25, 2023
he got that mad over that sheesh lol https://t.co/VU4Sv2C3zd
— Boogie (@ChiefsBoogie) January 25, 2023
This isn’t the first time a Laker tried to fight a fan in recent months. That said, it’s a bit different to see James lose it in this manner.
The Lakers are obviously very bad right now and it is leading to a lot of ill will from everyone.
Joe Burrow’s ex-girlfriends reveal he’s a legend in the bedroom too. https://t.co/0NjnSXy1TS
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 25, 2023
Will they be able to get back on track at some point in the foreseeable future and actually restore some semblance of respectability to the franchise?
Time will tell.