LeBron James isn’t much of a talker on the basketball court. But there are times when he make you wish you were never born – especially if you’re talking trash.
When we talk about some of the best trash-talkers in the NBA, the names of Patrick Beverley, Joel Embiid and Damian Lillard first spring to mind. James is one of those players who’re usually chirping only when they’re doing exceedingly well.
James has been the butt of a lot of NBA fans’ hatred – especially since his move to the Heat and his subsequent success as a champion. People who would never have the nerve to say anything off the court to him piqued up when rooting against him. We take a look at a couple of these occasions.
LeBron James shuts up heckler at the start of 2017-18 season
While James redeemed himself in basketball fans’ eyes when he returned to Cleveland and gave the city a chip, he still had numerous haters across the country. There was no shortage of hecklers then, and there will be no shortage whenever the public are allowed in arenas again.
In the first of 2 revealing clips of how James and co are heckled, one fan tried to enter a war of words with him.
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Fan: When you gonna stop crying?
LeBron: Shut up.
Fan: Where your hairline at? You lost Kyrie, you lost D-Rose. You can’t keep a point guard for your life.
LeBron: I hope that ain’t your girl next to you because she’s filming me. Bum.
The NBA is not the same without the energy and the passion of fans at the sidelines. The way they influence the game and players’ mentalities is something irreplaceable. One can only hope that the pandemic situation is resolved soon enough so that normal life can commence once again.