LeBron James is definitely happy about spectators being allowed back at arenas – so much so that he played along with a heckler last night.
The Washington Wizards have sprung back to life in an amazing month of April. They’ve won 9 of their last 10 games, with the only loss coming in OT. Russell Westbrook has been compiling triple-doubles left, right and center once again.
Bradley Beal, meanwhile, is back at the top of the NBA scoring charts after a strong scoring run. The 27-year-old is doing all he can to keep the Wizards’ offense on track alongside the 2016-17 NBA MVP.
The duo powered Washington to yet another W at their home, Capital One Arena. This one came at the expense of the Lakers, marking a sweep of the season series.
Anthony Davis tried his best, and probably looked his best since his comeback from a calf injury. He had 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting from the field and added 10 rebounds. But Russell Westbrook took the laurels on the night with a monster 18 point, 18 rebound, 14 assist performance.
LeBron James responds to Wizards fan calling him a big baby
James is on the fast track to a return to the purple and gold colors after suffering a high ankle sprain in March. He’s been training and traveling with other Lakers, though not yet involved in 5-on-5 action.
He was on the court some minutes ahead of the Lakers’ tipoff when he was accosted by a Wizards fan. This fellow began calling LeBron a big baby from a good distance away, while being dissuaded by his friends.
James seemed to definitely have noticed the heckling, judging from his response. After all, LeBron let out a high-pitched wail, playing into the trope of the ‘big baby’ role the heckler had assigned to him. It was truly a hilarious moment.
“Hey LeBron, you’re a big baby”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 29, 2021
Having played in front of crowds for over 60% of his life, a mild-mannered heckle like this is more like the droning of a mosquito to LeBron’s ears by now. But the way he acknowledged it seems to indicate that he’s happy to see fans back in arenas.