During the recent Clippers-Lakers game, which the Clippers won 133 to 115, a fan managed to trigger LeBron, king of the on-court flop, with a joke about his receding hairline. Watch that here:
LeBron James had to be held back because he was taunted over his hairline.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 26, 2023
As you can hear in the clip, the guy shouted “Hey Bron! Hey Bron! You better get this s*** together! With that receding-ass hairline!”
Continuing, the guy shouted, while laughing at his own joke, “Look, he mad! Look at him! You sick!”
LeBron then stopped and menacingly started toward the heckler before the security team stopped him and got him moving again, de-escalating the situation.
The Daily Wire, reporting on another negative interaction LeBron had with some fans, said:
James got a couple of fans tossed from his team’s overtime win against the Indiana Pacers back in November 2021 after serving a one-game suspension for punching a player in the face.
CBS News reported at the time that it was not clear why James was mad because no obvious incident occurred.
“It’s not entirely clear what got LeBron upset,” CBS Sports reported. “There was no obvious incident like throwing an object or coming on the court, so you’d have to guess that one of the fans said something.”
James grabbed the officials and led them to the people he claimed were acting up. Video of the incident captured moments before appeared to show one of the two people waving their arms in James’ direction. About 10-15 seconds later, James is seen grabbing an official by the arm, bringing the official to where the fans were seated, and pointing at the individuals in question while yelling: “It’s right f***ing here!”
After LeBron pointed at them, the two fans were hustled out of the game. It’s not clear why or what happened. Watch that interaction here:
LeBron unhappy with some fans courtside in Indiana pic.twitter.com/1Ud3B69G1E
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 25, 2021
After the game, Lebron said, when asked about what happened “I mean nothing is uncomfortable for me, but there’s a difference between cheering on your home faithful, booing opponents and things of that nature or not wanting your opponents to be successful, and there’s then moments where it goes outside the line with obscene gestures and words that shouldn’t be tolerated in our game from nobody. I would never say it to a fan and a fan should never say it to a player.”
LeBron was one of the more outspoken athletes during the Brittney Griner saga. After the anthem-protesting WNBA player was locked up in Russia for smuggling drugs into the country, he said “Over 110 days, now how could she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?‘”
After facing some severe criticism for that anti-American comment, he backtracked a bit, saying “My comments on ‘The Shop’ regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country. I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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