LeBron James got himself ejected from a game, and just a few days later, in Indiana, LeBron got two fans kicked out of a game.
During Laker’s versus the Pacers on Wednesday night in Indianapolis, James LeBron pointed out two fans positioned in the expensive courtside area, enjoying the game, and got them ejected.
He was not exactly happy with this pair of Pacers fans. He reported that those fans made indecent gestured while facing him. He even himself led the referees directly to where the fans were seated.
The Statement to Media
During his conversation with the media, LeBron mentioned that cheering and supporting the team you are a fan of and not wanting the other team to win are two different things. He says that there are certain things he would never say to any fan ever, and neither should they say it to him.
“When obscene gestures and language come into it, (it) can’t be tolerated,” said James LeBron.
The fans were very seemingly surprised by such persistent demand of LeBron to make them leave.
The League Regulations
The regulations of the league allow the players to ask for the ejection of fans during games. This is usually observed and only occurs if there is some physical action or incident at play. It rarely happens based on gestures and some verbal exchanges.
However, James LeBron is known to be a temperamental, hypersensitive person who doesn’t take critical criticism well.
LeBron’s sensitive nature
His silence over the matter of missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, the massive slave labor camps in China that he might be benefitting directly or some other way, through his different sports deals with Nike regarding apparel or the human rights oppression in Taiwan by China. All these are very few examples of how readily stimulated and how easy it is to get a reaction from him. He is sensitive in many regards and various matters.
The Team Progress
The Los Angeles Lakers won over The Indiana Pacers in a 124-116 victory. James LeBron made 39 points, six assists in the win, and five rebounds.
The Lakers have improved their course of the game this season to 10-10. On the other hand, Pacers have fallen to 8-10.
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It might be debatable whether James LeBron acted out of just emotions or the fans were wrong in their place. However, if anyone makes a player uncomfortable on the floor, players have the right to take a stand for themselves. Not I, Not You, none of us can explicitly define what can be distressing for a player. It is the choice of the player and should be respected under any circumstances. Players show a high level of skills, energy, morale, sportsman spirit, and confidence. Nothing should come in the way of it.