LeBron James certainly gave his haters something to talk about on Wednesday night.
The Lakers superstar was back on the court after serving his one game suspension following an altercation with Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons. It did not take long for another controversy to kick off after he was given the nickname “LeSnitch” after he removed two fans from a game for heckling him.
In a clash against the Indiana Pacers, the shooting forward caused a stir when he called for the referee to eject to unidentified spectators who were sitting courtside. Footage of the incident has gone viral after the woman mocked crying, seemingly calling James a crybaby, when she was being escorted out.
Now the phrase “LeSnitch” is trending.
Fresh off suspension, LeBron James scored a season-high 39 points and propeled the Lakers to an overtime win over Pacers. He also had six assists, five rebounds and two blocks.
After the game, James declined to say exactly what was said by the fans, but he noted that obscene language and gestures can’t be tolerated.
James said: “I would never say it to a fan and a fan should never say it to a player.”