LeBron James had to be restrained by security after a fan mocked his ‘receding hairline’ as he walked off the court during the Lakers’ loss against LA rivals the Clippers
LeBron James had to be held back by security during the LA Lakers’ loss to the Clippers on Tuesday after a jester mocked him for his ‘ receding hairline ‘.
With the Lakers down 77-54 at halftime, LeBron was heading into the tunnel at Crypto.com Arena when a fan yelled an insult from courtside.
In footage shared on social media, they can be heard saying: ‘Hey Bron! Hey Bron! You better get this monkey together… with that receding hairline!’
After hearing the comment, LeBron stopped in his tracks and was quickly restrained by a member of security, who eventually directed him into the tunnel.
LeBron James had to be restrained by security after being taunted by a jester on Tuesday
As security intervened, the prankster laughed: ‘Look, he’s mad! Look at him! You’re sick!’
In another video of the incident, Lakers center Thomas Bryant and point guard Russell Westbrook can be seen standing near LeBron and looking in the fan’s direction.
It remains unclear whether they were removed from the game or spoken to by security after the heated exchange.
As the Lakers lost 133-115 to their LA rival, LeBron moved one step closer to surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
During the Lakers’ loss against the LA rival Clippers, LeBron was mocked for his hairline
The NBA legend was unable to inspire his team to victory after returning in the second half
He was on hand with 46 points in the loss, before registering another 20 as they rallied for a 113-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
That comeback left the basketball legend 157 points away from Kareem’s long-standing record, held by the former Lakers center since 1984.
LeBron is averaging 29.9 points through 39 games this season, meaning he’s just a few games away from breaking it.
The 38-year-old also made history in Tuesday’s loss against the Clippers, when he became the first player to score 40 points against every team in the league.
But he and the Lakers bounced back with a 113-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday
He also tied Michael Jordan’s record of three-45-point games – the most of all time – at age 38.
Next up for LeBron and the Lakers, who are in 13th place in the Western Conference with a 23-26 record, is a trip to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
They are set to visit the high-flying New York Nets at the Barclays Center on Monday night.