Saturday , Feb , 12 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

LeBron to Detroit fan: ‘Don’t be disrespectful’

After hearing a fan sitting behind the Heat’s bench mention his mother’s name, James walked toward the scorer’s table and addressed the man."I don’t care what you say to me. I don’t give a [expletive] what you say," James said. "But don’t be disrespectful."


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Part of me wants to repeat the usual rhetoric. You know the line about superstar athletes earning millions of dollars, so they should take exceptionally rude comments from fans.

Part of me thinks that’s horse-bleep. Like it or not, LeBron James is a person. He may be a spoiled, self-absorbed NBA superstar. Or, he may be an exceptional talent on the hardwood, who received exceptionally bad advice last summer.

Either way, lashing out at the King’s mother will earn a reaction. And this is what a Detroit fan learned the hard way on Friday night.

–Oly Sandor.

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