Recently, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James got hit with the first ejection of his NBA career. It’s pretty surprising for his 15 year career and 1,082 career games. His ejection happened on Tuesday night on the 108-97 win over the Miami Heat.
James was playing his 1,082nd career game with the Cavs leading 93-70 over the heat and 1:59 seconds left on the clock of the third quarter.
After stealing the ball, James starting dribbling towards the hoop and missed a layup and tried to blame it on the Heat’s forward, James Johnson for fouling him. Then after Fitzgerald called a technical foul on James, he was ejected from the game.
“I got fouled all the way up the court, from that time that I stripped him, all the way until I got to the rim,” James said. James also stated ” I said what I had to say and then I moved on, but he decided I should get [ejected]. It is what it is. we got the win, and that’s what’s most important.”
Fitzgerald explained his decision of ejecting LeBron to a pool reporter after the game ended.
This is very surprising to me because he hasn’t gotten an ejection since his career started and that’s a long career of 15 years! That’s older than I am!