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Old 02-13-2011, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This happened a few days ago, but I didn't see anyone post it.

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That's when the heckler shouted, “LeBron, is your mom going to Boston for Valentine's Day?” ...

“What did you say to me?” James said to the fan, who later declined to give his name to ESPN.com.

“I said, 'Is your mom going to Boston for Valentine's Day?'” the heckler repeated, sounding both thrilled that he had an audience with LeBron and intimidated by the moment.
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“I don't care what you say to me,” James told the heckler. “I don't give a [expletive] what you say. But don't be disrespectful.”
LeBron James draws a line in the sand - Heat Index Blog - ESPN


The fan later said that he was offended by James swearing in front of his young children.

Obviously, the comment was uncalled for, but LeBron made his own enemies with "The Decision". As a professional athlete, he should be used to these comments, and not lose self control.

In your opinion, who is right: the fan or LeBron?
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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although i dont like the fact he swore in front of the man's children, he is nonethless right. what the fan did is just outright rude.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lebron's right. he said he didnt care what the fan said, and told him not to be disrespectful.

The fan saying that he didnt like that his young children were exposed to james swearing is BS. Its a basketball game and the fan is near the court (im assuming if they managed to have a conversation) players swear all the time.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I cant stand lebron, but he handled it pretty well. Offended his children by swearing? good god.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love the last lines of the article.

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And now, there's no telling what he might hear from the crowd when the Heat face the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Heck, forget the crowd.

LeBron might have a hard enough time trying to tune out Kevin Garnett.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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LeBron is superstar, and as every famous celebrity, has a lot of haters. He needs to ignore them.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Seriously? Oh no not the kids. I bet they have never heard their dad swear. They must be angels, their ears are probably on fire right now from those harsh words.

If I was LeBron I would have hopped over the table and give him a real scare.
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I remember when fans in Boston heckled Jason Kidd about beating his wife during an entire series (2002 WCFs). IIRC, Kidd responded politely, by exercising his dominance and assaulting the Celts, resulting in a trip to the finals.
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Seriously? Oh no not the kids. I bet they have never heard their dad swear. They must be angels, their ears are probably on fire right now from those harsh words.

If I was LeBron I would have hopped over the table and give him a real scare.
firstly, these guys are role models and should be reasonable around kids. and the dad shouldn't be making insulting mom jokes around his kids either... he's a complete hypocrite.

and if lebron jumped into the stands he would have been suspended for the rest of the season, so i highly doubt that was in the cards.
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firstly, these guys are role models and should be reasonable around kids. and the dad shouldn't be making insulting mom jokes around his kids either... he's a complete hypocrite.

and if lebron jumped into the stands he would have been suspended for the rest of the season, so i highly doubt that was in the cards.
You actually think David Stern would suspend Lebron for the whole season? He'd probably just get ejected.
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'trane your probably right, but in that moment, would you be thinking that?
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Sorry, there is a bit of confusion going around about the kids.

The kids belong to LeBron, not the fan.

The fan is complaining that LeBron is being a bad father, and that he did not know James' kids were in attendance.
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Lebron handled it better than I would've..I'm not saying I would've jumped over the table, but I definitely would of used more colourful words
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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LeBron is superstar, and as every famous celebrity, has a lot of haters. He needs to ignore them.
He disrespected his mama

That fan got off light in my opinion
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm the first person to hate on Lebron, but this was not his fault, so what he swore, this guy was dissing Lebron's mom.
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He disrespected his mama

That fan got off light in my opinion
I think no-one was right there. I understand LeBron, I really do, but it happens all the time.
And actually, that fan said nothing offensive, just touched the... delicate topic (I don't how to express it...) It's a little different. Course it's disgusting.
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you can disrespect lebron, but dont go after his mom.. if you know anything about his past his mom means everything to him. that dude was being a douche adding on he swore in front of kids. well obviously he's gonna swear.
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fans have no right abusing the players.

Period.

guy is a douche.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Sorry, there is a bit of confusion going around about the kids.

The kids belong to LeBron, not the fan.

The fan is complaining that LeBron is being a bad father, and that he did not know James' kids were in attendance.
right. my bad.
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