Not all Cav fans set the welcome mat for LeBron James on his first return to Cleveland since the 2018-19 season.
A man from Akron, Ohio, was kicked out of the Lakers-Cavs game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Monday night after bringing back several T-shirts that shot offensively at James, according to Cleveland.com.
The 49-year-old man has not yet been identified or arrested at the time.
He was reported to arena security by several team members, Cavs GM Kobe Altman and Cavs players, after saying the man yelled profanity.
The shirts read “LeBron is a racist”, “LeBron is a narcissist”, “Gloria goes west: Actor LBJ as a royal narcissist”, and a fourth shirt showed a sexual innuendo.
Then he got very aggressive about the team’s safety and started yelling at them while refusing to show them the jerseys.
While the man was being escorted, he kept shouting swear words, lunged at a security guard, grabbed her hands, and hit her.
He refused to leave and tried five times to run back to the stadium and “dig” through guards and officers.
The game was only the second in a seven-game road trip series for LA.
Unimpressed, LeBron shot 19-of-26 off the field and went 7-on-11 behind the arch to a season high of 46 points, 21 of which were scored in a Lakers 115-108 win in the fourth quarter.
Despite the strong performance, LosAngeles dropped their next two games against Philadelphia and Detroit before beating the Celtics in Boston in the final seconds.
The Lakers end their road trip in Atlanta on Monday evening.