‘Fan should never say it to a player’: LeBron James has two young fans sitting courtside KICKED OUT
LeBron James‘s Thanksgiving week got worse on Wednesday when he ordered two young fans be kicked out the arena for abusive language – three days after receiving his first ever suspension.
James, 36, was two minutes from the end of his game for the LA Lakers against the Indiana Pacers at the stadium in Indiana.
He is seen gesturing to the referee and marching him over to where two young fans were sitting courtside.
He points to them, yelling: ‘This one, right f****** here!’
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LeBron James on Wednesday night, during a game against the Indiana Pacers, ordered that two young fans leave their courtside seats
The 36-year-old pointed out the pair, saying: ‘This one, right f****** here!’
A court official approached and told the two that they needed to leave the arena
James gestured angrily, insisting that the pair be kicked out
The man seemed amused by the debacle, and the woman he was with mocked James with a crying face
The Pacers fans laughed off being evicted from the arena, although it was unclear what they said
An official asked the two to leave, and the shocked-looking pair then stood up and left their seats – with the girl then making a mocking crying face, rubbing her eyes like a baby.
It was unclear what they had said or done to anger James.
The sporting superstar said after the game that obscene gestures and words would not be tolerated, TMZ reported.
‘I would never say it to a fan and a fan should never say it to a player,’ he said.
The Lakers won the game in overtime 124 to 116.
It was James’s first game back after his one-match suspension, earned for intentionally elbowing an opponent in the face.
James missed Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks after he was suspended for leaving Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart with a bloody nose.
Fans and pundits did not hesitate to call for James’s suspension, which would be his first since his senior year of high school in 2003, when he improperly accepted two replica jerseys valued at $845 in violation of Ohio state amateur rules.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James (right) was ejected from Sunday’s game in Detroit after delivering a brutal blow to the face of Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (left), who was left with a gruesome cut over his right eye
James was instantly ejected after his left elbow and fist struck Stewart during Pistons forward Jerami Grant’s free throw attempt in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
James’s fist appeared to hit Stewart’s face as the Lakers forward spun around while the two battled for rebounding position
Blood was streaming down Isaiah Stewart’s face after he took a hard blow from LeBron James on Sunday