Worrying reports have surfaced about LeBron James’ alleged teasing about his son, who saw fans demand that he be kicked out of a game.
LeBron James had his reasons.
The LA Lakers star explained Thursday why his team’s 126-116 win at Indiana sent two Pacers fans out of the game in overtime.
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“When obscene gestures and language come into play, it cannot be tolerated,” James told reporters.
“There’s a difference between cheering for your team and not wanting the other team to win and what I would never say to a fan and what they shouldn’t tell me.”
James, who finished with 39 points, did not specify what fans who looked like a couple told him.
Later reports emerged that comments made about James’ son Bronny dying in a car accident were the reason Pacers fans wanted him kicked out of the game.
With 2:29 left in overtime, James pointed to two fans and said to the referee: “He’s f*cking right here!”
The woman who bought the boat shed fake tears and made a sullen face on her way to the exit, though the abusive couple had no further objections.
James received a one-game suspension Wednesday that prevented the Lakers from losing to the Knicks for elbowing the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in a bloody Monday melee in Detroit.
It’s not the first time James has kicked his fans out of an arena. Last season, James had four fans kicked out of a game in Atlanta.
One of the fans, Juliana Carlos, continued her hatred for James in a cursed way on Instagram. This earned her the nickname “Courtside Karen”.
Carlos eventually deleted his Instagram account in response.
There are no reports of the Pacers taking their grievances to social media.
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Originally published Allegations of ill ridicule about son lead LeBron James’ fans to demand he be expelled from school