Lebron is 100% correct.
Fans can pretty much say anything they want, but as a player there isn’t much you can do. I believe if a fan threatens you or challenges you to a fight, you should be able to kick their ass.
Because at the end of the day, we are all men and if you want to talk with your chest out, you should be able to defend yourself.
Unfortunately, because of the society we live in, athletes are handcuffed and there is no reason to lose millions of dollars because a fan has beer muscles, but if they were allowed to beat up a few, many others wouldn’t be as bold.
Deadspin.com notes an NBCWashington.com report with details of the exchange.
LeBron just got into a verbal altercation with a fan. Spoke to the fan. Wanted to give Heat PR time to comment on the LeBron fan altercation. I’ll update you if they end up doing so, but here’s the story.
I saw a Wizards fan and LeBron in a heated conversation on the sideline during the game Friday night. I spoke to the fan and got his side.
Fan Bob Moore made a comment to LeBron about Delonte West and LeBron’s mom… [According] to Moore, LeBron said “The only reason you talk s*** is because you know I can’t come off the court right now and beat your a**.”
Also according to Moore, LeBron continued “But if I had a free pass, I’d kick your a** right now. Moore replied “I’m right here baby. Let’s go” before security stepped in.
As I have said before Lebron is an easy target because he doesn’t stand up for himself. He is too busy trying to be politically correct.
What he told the fan is how he really felt, but if the media asked him what he thought about fans who heckled him, the answer would be a lot different.
I understand because Lebron’s net worth is based off his image, but at some point you have to let players, fans and media know you can’t be walked over.
He needs to learn that lesson before he can truly develop the killer instinct he needs to win a title.