LeBron James is being heavily criticized by fans after video captured him leaving the bench and storming into the locker room with over five minutes left in the fourth quarter of Game 5 against the Phoenix Suns.
Losing by some 30 points on Tuesday – and a margin of 115-85 – the Lakers now trail by 3-2 going into what could be either a season-ending game or extender.
Some fans even called for the suspension of LeBron over his behavior.
“Absolutely embarrassing that this is the face of the sport,” said one detractor, before calling the NBA a “clown league”.
“LeQuit at it again” remarked another.
“Maybe just retire from the game. The act is so overcooked,” it was also suggested.
“It’s disappointing that he’s walking out on his team. How do you inspire them when you only with them when they winning?” a separate party asked.
LeBron offered no excuses after the game.
“We got our a** kicked. It’s just that simple,” he said post-match.
“They pretty much just kicked our a**. That’s all there is to say.”