Fan heckles LeBron, regrets it instantly
LEBRON James isn't someone you'd ever want to pick a fight with.
Standing at over 2 metres tall and carrying tree trunk-esque arms is all the warning you'd need to steer clear of the NBA superstar in a fistfight, which is probably why this fan decided to have a dig at the 32-year-old from the safety of his seat.
A video of a spectator heckling James from the sidelines in Chicago has blown up on Twitter.
The anonymous fan jeered at the towering small forward, telling him to "stop crying" before criticising his hairline.
LeBron's teammates looked to be enjoying the exchange as the four-time NBA MVP piped up with a savage comeback for the chirpy fan.
"I hope that ain't your girl next to you because she's filming me, bum," he said as surrounding fans erupted.
Take a look at the hilarious exchange below.
James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cavaliers tied a franchise record with their 13th straight win, 101-95 over the Sacramento Kings.
James, who changed his sneakers three times, also had 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Cavs rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to remain unbeaten since Nov. 11. His decisive 3-pointer in the final minute over JaKarr Sampson came after James went to the bench during a time-out and told coach Tyronn Lue to run a play for him.
"Was going to run a different play and then Bron said, 'I want Chicago.' So I said, 'OK,"' Lue said. "We got it to him and he made a big shot." After catching the inbounds pass, James took a dribble to his left and then stepped behind the line and knocked down his fifth 3-pointer. "It felt good," said James, who finished 12 of 18 from the floor. "I was able to get the laces where I wanted them and I got enough space, I created enough space with the step-back away from JaKarr and I was able to let it go. It felt good the whole time." Cleveland, which also won 13 straight in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, will try to break the team record Friday at Indiana.
This one wasn't easy. The Kings gave the Cavs everything they had, but couldn't contain James in the clutch. That's been the case for nearly every team that has faced the three-time champion, who is shooting with a confidence rarely seen in his career.
- with AP