Does This Warriors Fan Deserve To Be Punished For Shouting Obscenities At LeBron James?
There are many NBA fans out there who do not like LeBron James. Some of them, like Miami Heat fans, for example, have reasons for it. Others don’t. But regardless of why they dislike LeBron, he’s one of the most hated players in the entire NBA.
With that in mind, we weren’t all that surprised when we heard that a Golden State Warriors fan heckled LeBron after Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals on Sunday night. We’re pretty sure that opposing fans heckle LeBron relentlessly. But we were surprised to hear just how far that fan took things. In the video above, you can very clearly hear the fan call LeBron a “p— a– b—-.” LeBron then turns around and looks at the fan before making his way back to the locker room. But a security guard yelled at the woman and told her not to say things like that.
Our first reaction was to laugh at the whole situation. As we said, LeBron probably hears stuff like this all the time, so it shouldn’t necessarily be a big deal this time simply because someone captured it and put it up on YouTube. But when we thought about it more, we realized that, if we heard the woman, then there’s a chance that there were probably little kids around that heard her. There were also people that wouldn’t advocate the use of her salty language that heard her. And we seriously doubt the Warriors would approve of the fan verbally assaulting LeBron, would they?
We doubt it. So we think the Golden State organization should respond to the video by finding the woman and punishing her in some way. She doesn’t deserve to be thrown in jail for what she did; it wasn’t that bad. But the NBA is pushing a family-friendly product and the comments made by the woman weren’t family-friendly in the least. And the Warriors have an opportunity to drive that point home by taking a stand against what the woman did, so they should do it.
What do you think about what the woman said to LeBron? Should she be punished for it?