She only said what everyone’s been thinking.
LeBron James forgot to check his attitude at the door when he arrived in Oklahoma City Sunday night, and a no-nonsense fan sitting courtside berated the King for his incessant whining to the referee.
An Oklahoma City Thunder fan told LeBron James to just “suck it up” on Sunday night.
“Just suck it up, Lebron,” she rasped audibly, staring straight into his eyes.
The recycled line might work on out of control grandchildren, but the NBA star didn’t seem fazed. After hearing the woman’s chastising words, James proceeded to turn back to the referee to complain further.
As one of the league’s untouchable superstars, it’s no secret that James holds sway over more than just officials. Ex-Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is well aware of that fact.
Last season, James was caught shoving Blatt out of the way while arguing adamantly with a referee, causing some NBA pundits to speculate on who was really running the sidelines.
This is also not the first time James has been called out for being a whiner. In December, a Golden State fan started to mime a crybaby face at his back, but the Cleveland star turned around and caught her in the act.
James might have won that interaction in Golden State, but on Sunday this Thunder fan was unwavering in her criticism.
Where was she two years ago when James took a seat during the Finals because it was too hot in San Antonio?