After LeBron James returned from his suspension, fans were thrilled to see their one ray of hope for the Los Angeles Lakers to get their momentum back. And they did, by winning against the Indiana Pacers, thanks to LBJ’s incredible overtime performance. However, he also landed himself in quite the kerfuffle when he started to point towards some courtside fans in a fit of range and requested for them to be kicked out of the arena.
A bit of an overreaction, was it? That’s what it seemed to many people, who believed that heckling has been a part of the sport for decades now. Fans have often screamed the most inappropriate and undermining things to their opponents. However, no NBA player has ever reacted the way that he did.
So, when the game ended, there was a wave of criticism moving towards the Lakers superstar. He was labeled ‘LeSnitch‘ for ratting out fans, something that would have eventually passed. But clearly, they spoke too soon. Nobody knew what had actually happened that pushed Bron to such an extent.
However, it seems like the mystery has been solved. And this will clearly put a lot into perspective for those who wasted no time to bash LeBron James for losing his cool.
Nov 24, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball while Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) defends in the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Here’s what the fans said to tick LeBron James off
It was recently revealed through eyewitnesses that the two fans really crossed the line. They made shocking remarks about LeBron’s son, Bronny James, which was completely unacceptable.
Two people sitting courtside, allegedly taunted LeBron by saying they hope his son died in a car accident. He got them removed. And #LeSnitch is trending? Y’all wil’in…
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 25, 2021
Knowing what they said, Exavier Pope had a lot to say about Skip Bayless and everyone else who targeted Bron for his actions without knowing the full story.
If @RealSkipBayless or any other sports talking head goes on a ridiculous rant about LeBron James calling him “ LeSnitch” after he made sure fans were removed from his workplace from taunting him with they hoped his son Bronny died in a car crash, they look like insensitive jerks
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) November 25, 2021
Finding reasons to undermine LBJ is not something new. His haters have been doing it for years now, and hardly ever has he chosen such an extreme measure to deal with it. So, when it happened, one should have stopped to think that there may be a reason why. And now that they do, here’s what the audience has to say now.
If those fans that got kicked out of the Pacers game really said “I hope Bronny dies in a car wreck” to LeBron they should be banned forever.
— Colb (@___Colb___) November 25, 2021
If that rumor about what new Courtside Karen said to LeBron is true… That is one of more deserved ejections in recent NBA history.
— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) November 25, 2021
That’s what they said? Bron better than me, hands would need to be put on them ASAP
— CdotNedd (@C__Nedd) November 25, 2021
You are aware the fan wished death on his son Bronny? Sorry, you don’t get to just say anything to players.
— Rocky Bellenger (@rockylee54) November 26, 2021
Like I said, it is not good to death wishing on people’s people. But like I said again, it’s all part of the game. American sports is like this that’s why it still happens. He could have fired back some ugly words on them, just don’t kicked out the fans. That’s overpowering.
— Coach Slayer (@Slayerzilla) November 26, 2021
No way. Fans are not on this lady’s side here. Even heckling has limits, you think he didn’t hear it in Miami and Cleveland after leaving? This was a different situation.
— Maidenhair (@Maidenhair20) November 26, 2021
Lebron and Laker nation lost Kobe and Gianna. To make those comments about Bronny “dying in a fiery car crash” were out of LINE! https://t.co/zTyXJQBDpb
— Thisisnatols (@thisisnatols) November 26, 2021
Bro the couple on the sideline said, “I hope Bronny dies in a car accident.” Lebron handled it better than most of us would
— Reagan (@Drewreagan6) November 26, 2021
lebron haters be going to any lengths to call him a crybaby dawg
he kicked those mfs cuz they were (allegedly) saying that they hoped bronny got hit by a car
how tf do you get mad at him for not wanting to hear that during OT or even in general bruh
— Cammy except it’s cammy again (@CammyWammy0507) November 26, 2021
The female said “I hope Bronny dies in a car wreck” LeBron showed great restraint by doing what he did. As a father myself I probably would have punched her out for that.
— Tyler Jenniges (@TylerJenniges23) November 26, 2021
— jw (@iam_johnw2) November 25, 2021
Twitter calling Lebron LeSnitch and then waking up to find out what they were saying about Bronny pic.twitter.com/kY4HS7BuWn
— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) November 25, 2021
If those fans indeed told LeBron they hope Bronny dies in a car crash, they should be grateful they didn’t end up in a hospital and they also should be banned from sporting events for life.
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) November 25, 2021
NBA fans often waste no time whatsoever in expressing their opinions on Twitter. Whether it’s about something as small as a poor performance from a player, to something as big as a scuffle on the court. However, they fail to realize that some situations require the wait and watch attitude, just like this one. Because guess who’s at fault now?