Did The NBA Really Ban Lil Wayne From Games?
Lil Wayne is angry at the NBA right now. About a week ago, he was sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers/Miami Heat game and cheering on his favorite player Kobe Bryant when the Heat security asked for him to leave the building. He said it was because he was cheering for the Lakers; others said it was because he threatened a guy who was heckling him. But, whatever the case, Lil Wayne is angry at the NBA right now and, during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, he wanted to let them know about it. So, Wayne did what Wayne does: He took the stage during a concert in Houston on Sunday night and ripped into the NBA, the Heat, and several Heat players including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, even going as far as to say that he had slept with Bosh’s wife in the past.
“F— the Heat, f— LeBron, f— ‘She Wade,’ and I f—– Chris Bosh wife,” he yelled on stage while the crowd went wild. He also later led a “When I say f—, you say NBA!” chant, which the crowd actively participated in during the show.
But, did the NBA really ban Wayne from the sidelines? Or, is he simply overreacting to one isolated incident that occurred during a game? We would have to side with the latter option here, because we can’t imagine a situation in which the NBA would ask a celebrity not to snatch up courtside seats in exchange for large sums of money. Over the course of the last few years, Wayne has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on courtside seats, so we don’t think the NBA would really “ban” him as he suggested.
But, now that Wayne has gone on the record and expressed his feelings for the NBA—and the Heat, in particular—we wouldn’t be surprised if the NBA kept a much closer eye on him during games, assuming he continues to attend them. And, we can’t imagine that that is what Wayne wants. But, he did it to himself. He got angry at the NBA, and he took it out on them at the worst time possible. So, we hope he enjoys watching games from home. Because that’s probably where he’s going to be watching basketball for awhile now.