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The fans crossed the line with their trash-talking to James, making inappropriate remarks to him but will face no lifetime ban or further consequences, 더 애슬레틱 신고, 출처 인용.
The incident occurred Wednesday when the Lakers defeated the Pacers. The fans were sent home early from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse after they allegedly said something to James that may have gone too far. James called referees and security over to eject the two fans from their courtside seats during the overtime period.
“There’s a difference between cheering on your home faithful, booing opponents, not wanting your opponents to be successful and there’s then moments where it goes outside the line with obscene gestures and words,” James told reporters after getting the 124-116 승리, 통하다 USA 투데이.
“That shouldn’t be tolerated in our game from nobody. I would never say it to a fan and a fan should never say it to a player.”
The woman pretended to be crying while she walked out. It wasn’t exactly clear what was said although a rumor started on social media the comments were about James’ son Bronny.
James was playing in his first game back since his one-game suspension. He was disciplined for striking 디트로이트 피스톤스 center Isaiah Stewart in the eye.