Again Los Angeles Lakers game, another pair of launchers. Only this time, it’s not the player. In the middle of extra time in the Lakers’ 124-116 win first Indiana Pacers, LeBron James started talking to an official and gestured to two fans who were sitting flirting.
After a brief discussion, security was called in and escorted fans out of their seats. As they left, one of them made a pouty face and moved like crying in LeBron’s direction.
It’s not entirely clear what upset LeBron. There were no obvious incidents like throwing an object or arriving on the field, so you have to guess that one of the fans said something. If you look at the property before LeBron talks to the refs, he is standing on that side of the court while on guard Domantas Sabonis and just a few feet from the final fans being thrown – circled here in red.
Again, we don’t know exactly what happened, but this certainly won’t be the first case of a fan saying something inappropriate.
In any case, it was an impressive night for LeBron. About to be suspended for a match for fighting Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, and with Anthony Davis Having been sidelined due to illness, LeBron went on to deliver his best performance of the season.
He finished the season with 39 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks. Furthermore, he put on some big plays in allotment time and in extra time. He scored seven straight points in the final few minutes of the fourth inning, as the Lakers bounced back from a 12-point deficit to force OT. Then, in extra time, he overcame the Pacers alone, 8-4.
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The Lakers are now back to the .500 with a 10-10 scoreline thanks to a win over the Pacers. That’s obviously not where they want to be, but it’s worth noting that they’re 6-3 with LeBron in the lineup.