For getting fans kicked out of courtside seats, LeBron James was dubbed a “snitch.”
After getting two fans kicked out of their courtside seats in Indianapolis, LeBron James was dubbed a “snitch” on social media.
LeBron James has been dubbed a “snitch” for ejecting a couple of fans from courtside seats on Wednesday night after they were accused of insulting the superstar.
In his return from a one-game ban for his role in the Detroit Pistons incident, James dominated, scoring a season-high 39 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-116 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
After the game, though, James made headlines when he reportedly ordered two supporters to be evicted from their seats after hearing them scream obscenities at him.
The 36-year-old, who had been suspended for the first time in his career for his altercation with Isaiah Stewart, dominated to lead the Lakers to victory, although the incident occurred late in the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
With 2:29 left in overtime and the Lakers leading by three, James summoned referee Rodney Mott and yelled at the two front-row supporters.
Officials approached the couple and removed them away from their seats after a brief chat.
The male member of the duo attempted to proclaim his innocence by raising his hands, but was expelled along with the woman.
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The woman pouted and rubbed her eyes in a false sobbing motion targeted at James as they were taken to the exit.
The four-time NBA champion refused to say what was said, but he did say that the supporters’ behavior was disrespectful and unforgivable.
“It can’t be condoned when obscene gestures and language are involved,” James stated after the game.
“There’s a difference between rooting for your team and not wanting the other side to win, and there’s a difference between things I’d never say to a fan and things they shouldn’t say to me.”
The incident, which went viral almost instantly, enraged some fans, who dubbed him ‘LeSnitch’ as the term began to trend on Twitter.
Other fans, on the other hand, pointed out that the complete circumstances of the altercation were not released, and that the fans’ rhetoric may have over the line.
James’ performance was unaffected by the incident, and the Lakers climbed to 10-10 with the win.