Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Heat fans have to feel bad for superstar LeBron James, because he gets the worst of every NBA crowd each night. That included an alleged incident with a Washington Wizards fan over the weekend.
According to a report from NBCWashington.com, LeBron was alone in the backcourt when a Wizards fan made a derogatory comment about LeBron’s mother and NBA star Delonte West.
The fan, Bob Moore, told NBCWashington that LeBron told him, “The only reason you talk shit is because you know I can’t come off the court right now and beat your ass. But if I had a free pass, I’d kick your ass right now.”
Moore told NBCWashignton’s Sarah Kogod he responded, “I’m right here baby. Let’s go” At that point, security allegedly stepped in.
LeBron has been the scorn of opposing team fans ever since he joined the Miami Heat. But the classless act from the Wizards fan isn’t the typical heckling LeBron receives.
Given that James is 6’8” and 260 pounds, it would probably be wise for other fans thinking of doing the same to think twice before opening their mouth.