LeBron James’s Thanksgiving week got worse on Wednesday when he ordered two young fans be kicked out the arena for abusive language – three days after receiving his first ever suspension.
James, 36, was two minutes from the end of his game for the LA Lakers against the Indiana Pacers at the stadium in Indiana.
He is seen gesturing to the referee and marching him over to where two young fans were sitting courtside.
He points to them, yelling: ‘This one, right f****** here!’
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An official asked the two to leave, and the shocked-looking pair then stood up and left their seats – with the girl then making a mocking crying face, rubbing her eyes like a baby.
The Pacers couple do not appear to have spoken about the moment on social media.
It was unclear what they had said or done to anger James.
A YouTuber who claimed to be sitting court side near the couple said they made disparaging comments about Lebron’s eldest son, Bronny.
‘The girl said “I hope Bronny dies in a car wreck” [and] the guy kept chirping… like a chicken sound. “Bronny’s a bih bih bih”… it was very weird and they were asked by staff to cool it once or twice but hey.’
Neither the fan nor the Lakers’ press office could be reached by DailyMail.com to confirm or deny the claim.
Bronny, whose full name is LeBron James Jr., is the eldest of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s three children.
Bronny has been drawing the interest of top college basketball programs across the country, suggesting the young high school guard is poised to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and the University of North Carolina are all eyeing the Sierra Canyon High School junior, 17, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, according to 247 Sports.
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Source: Daily Mail