LeBron James haters will argue that The King can be petty and whiny at times, but in last night’s case, it seems as though the Lakers’ star’s complaints about a couple of courtside fans were perfectly justified.
By now you’ve probably heard about what unfolded at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse last night during a game between the Pacers and Lakers. With both teams battling it out in overtime, LeBron took a quick break from shredding the Pacers to point out a couple of courtside fans that he wanted to have ejected.
After being pointed out by the LeBron to the refs, the two Pacers fans were eventually ushered away by security as they openly mocked James with crying gestures.
Many wondered exactly what the fans had said to LeBron to get him to stop the game and report them to the refs…
We now have an answer.
According to a nearby fan, the two who were ejected were being obnoxious throughout the contest. They were asked multiple times by staff to cool it, but clearly refused to do so — with the final straw coming when the female fans said, “I hope Bronny dies in a car wreck.”
I totally understand that people pay a lot of money for those seats, so they should get to cheer how they like….But there’s a line, folks. Just because you purchase seats to a game, it doesn’t give you the right to be a complete asshole. These fans clearly missed that memo.
Seriously, though. What kind of adult wishes death upon another man’s child? Did people suddenly forget how to act in public after being in quarantine for a year?