A general rule to live by is that if LeBron James is in town playing against your team, and you’re fortunate enough to have courtside seats for the occasion, you should probably just keep quiet. Heckling The King doesn’t usually end well. Last week, during James’ return to Cleveland, a member of the Cavaliers’ front office no less celebrated a missed shot a little bit too enthusiastically.
“At the end of the day, I’m happy fans are back in the building. I missed that interaction. I need that interaction. We as players need that interaction,” he said. “I didn’t think it warranted that they should be kicked out. There was a back-and-forth between two grown men. We said our piece. He said his piece, I said my piece.”
“Then someone else jumped into it and said their piece. But I didn’t think they should have been kicked out,” he added. “But they might have had a couple of drinks, maybe and they could have kept it going and the game wouldn’t have been about the game anymore. So I think the referees did what they had to do.”