Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James went from acting like a model of virtue to being punished for his vulgar behavior, all in one game this week.
During Wednesday night’s game in Indianapolis, James singled out fans he wanted to get rid of because their words were too harsh for him.
And then, after hitting a long jump in overtime, James decided that grabbing his crotch as he ran down the court would be an appropriate way to commemorate the scene.
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NBA fined LeBron James $15,000 for making an “obscene gesture” during Lakers win over Indiana pic.twitter.com/7Wqts1RklV
– Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 27, 2021
The NBA was not pleased, and said so on Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was fined $15,000 for making obscene gestures on the field of play and warned for using profanity in social media in response to disciplinary action. imposed by the federation, is announced today by Byron Spruell, President, Executive Federation. The problem came with 1:17 remaining in the fourth round of the Lakers’ 124-116 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on November 24 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, according to a NBA statement.
I can’t stand Lebron James. He is very completely himself.
– Jaymi Bader (@JaymiBader) November 27, 2021
Earler, James had two fans kicked out flirting chair because they failed his expulsion test.
After the game, James explained his reasons for knocking fans out and asked what they did to make him “annoyed”.
.@KingJames being a crybaby has the right to not be able to get fans to criticize him in games…
But there is NO PROBLEM with the communists using slaves to make his shoes.
– Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 25, 2021
“I mean, it’s nothing offensive to me, but you know, it’s the difference between cheering on your hometown followers, you know, booing your opponents and the stuff that belongs. that nature and doesn’t want the opponent to succeed,” he said, “and then, you know, those moments where it goes out of its way with gestures and obscene words.
“That should not be tolerated in our game from no one. I would never say that to a fan and a fan should never say that to a player.”
LeBron is not happy with some fans flirting in Indiana pic.twitter.com/1Ud3B69G1E
– Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 25, 2021
James was seen during the match leading an official to the sideline and pointing out fans he wanted kicked off the field.
https://www.westernjournal.com/lebron-kicked-courtside-fans-obscene-gesture-now-fined-15000-disgusting-behavior-game/ LeBron Kicked Courtside Fan For ‘Obvious Gesture’, Now Fined $15,000 For Disgusting Behavior In Same Game