Two fans who sat courtside Wednesday night (Nov. 24) at an L.A. Lakers and Indiana Pacers game reportedly said they hoped LeBron James’ kid died.
The ejected couple repeatedly told James they wished his oldest son Bronny would die in a car wreck, said an unidentified person claiming to be close to the couple that was ejected from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Arena in Indianapolis, Ind., according to Black Sports Online.
Midway through the Wednesday game, James walked an official over to the Pacers fans and they were subsequently led out of the arena, making sad faces and smiling. At the time, James did not clarify what was said, but mentioned “when obscene gestures and language come into it, can’t be tolerated,” according to CBS4’s Chris Widlic.
More insults were hurled at James Saturday (Nov. 27) when Donald J Trump Jr. wrote on Instagram, “is there a bigger b***h in sports than LaSnitch?”
Fallout from the game against the Pacers continued. On Friday (Nov. 26) the league fined him $15,000 for obscene gestures and warned him of his profane language use. The gesture came after he hit a shot late in an overtime win against the Pacers.
After the game, he used profane language during an interview with ESPN. The fine followed his suspension for hitting Detroit Pistons’ center Isaiah Stewart in the face. James was suspended for the game following the incident.