The Los Angeles Lakers earned a 124-116 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
LeBron James had a monster game to lead his squad, but that wasn’t what everyone was talking about after the fact.
Rather, what everyone was left talking about was James’ decision to have two Pacers fans ejected from the outing.
With a little more than two minutes remaining in overtime, James brought referee Rodney Mott over to the sideline and emphatically demanded the ousting of two young fans.
LeBron got these Pacers fans kicked out. 😂
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 25, 2021
What prompted such a massive reaction by James? Rumors began to circulate after the fact.
Given that Bronny has already been the victim of bullying once this week, it would stand to reason why his dad wouldn’t be okay with this sort of behavior.
James, for his part, did not go into specifics during his postgame interview. He kept his explanation extremely general.
“When obscene gestures and language come into it, (it) can’t be tolerated,” James said. “There’s a difference from cheering for your team and not wanting the other team to win and things I would never say to a fan and they shouldn’t say to me.”
This obviously isn’t James’ first run-in with overzealous fans. There were even rumors that the last Courtside Karen he had an altercation with would turn to porn.
That’s one way to celebrate divorcing Johnny Manziel. https://t.co/jQ28nDRqn1
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 24, 2021
Beyond that, this has just been a hectic week for James.
Hopefully things calm down from here and he will ultimately be able to just focus on basketball going forward.