He’s had a bullseye on his back since the beginning because of all the Michael Jordan parallels, and some fans will never accept him no matter what he achieves.
It’s no secret that LeBron James has long been one of the NBA’s most divisive players.
LeBron had enough of the fans’ heckling and reached out to the referees to get them out of the premises.
Last night, when the Los Angeles Lakers went to Indiana to face the Pacers, a handful of fans sitting courtside crossed the line with The King, resulting in their expulsion.
“There’s a difference between cheering on your home faithful… and then there’s moments where it goes outside the lines,” LeBron James said after the game, per ClutchPoints. “When obscene gestures and language come into it — can’t be tolerated.”
When asked about it, he didn’t want to get into specifics but said that some of the things they told him couldn’t be tolerated:
Apparently, the hecklers made it quite personal by wishing LeBron’s elder son Bronny’s death, according to some fans that allegedly were there:
“I was there… it was more than those two but they were the loudest. The girl said “I hope Bronny dies in a car wreck,” the guy kept chirping like a chicken sound “Bronny’s a bih bih bih.” It was very weird and they were asked by staff to cool it once or twice,” a fan commented on a YouTube video.
James was clearly trying to send a message after his one-game suspension and you better believe he delivered. He put the Lakers on his shoulders when the game was on the line, hitting a couple of huge clutch shots to take the game to overtime and then to seal a much-needed win for the purple and gold.
Notably, he did that while also bringing back two of the most famous celebrations in NBA history: Sam Cassell’s ‘Big Balls’ and his very own ‘The Silencer’.