LeBron James

LeBron James rushed to the defense of Turner Sports reporter Allie LaForce after she was attacked on Twitter.com last night. LaForce seemed to blindside the Cavaliers star by asking him about the death of NBA coach Gregg Popovich’s wife, following his 46-point performance against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Popvich’s wife of 40 years, Erin Popovich, passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. She was 67.

LeBron seemed caught off-guard and at a loss for words after LaForce informed him about Mrs. Popvich’s death.

“Um, sh-t.. Um… Obviously I’m a huge Pop fan. I love Pop…,” he said, his voice trailing off.

“That’s such a tragedy and my best wishes go out to Pop and his family,” he continued.

“I know that’s devastating news and holy sh… It’s just a lot. The NBA family, we all sit together and compete every night. But something like this happens, it puts everything in perspective. So I send my, I send my, ah, well wishes and my prayers up to the heavens above. I know the Man above never makes a mistake even when you sometimes have to, um, ask why, but… That’s just terrible news. And, um, best of luck to Pop, man, and everybody in San Antonio; the whole Spurs family.”

LaForce was immediately attacked online for appearing to surprise LeBron, who carried his Cavaliers to a 100-97 victory over the Pacers to even the playoff series at 1-1.

But LeBron posted a video to his Uninterrupted website’s Twitter account, saying he was not blindsided.

“A lot of people think I was blindsided. That is absolutely false,” James said in the video. “Allie LaForce told me she was going to ask me the question and if it was OK. Once I started talking about it on-air, actually my emotions kind of took over and that was just my emotions coming straight from the heart.”

 

 

  • Trace da Ace

    RIP….that is so sad

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im sad for Pop. They announced it during the game. He one of my fave NBA coaches of all time. He IS my fave. RIP to Erin.

    Leave Allie alone? I kinda like her.

  • what?why

    Well this is refreshing to see Lebron is compassionate and human. I always thought he was a one agenda guy – I was wrong!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Stop trying to make fetch happen twitter lol

  • MsPam

    New Post, people just want to complain about everything.

  • Marlika

    Some people have nothing else to do. ??

  • LexGirl

    I was watching the game with my hubby & when that part came on, they (the announcers) said she had asked him BEFORE he went on camera she was going to ask him about it & Bron said OK!!! No story here folks!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow the Cavs lost game one and only won the second one by three?
    LeBron better tighten up with is Abe Lincoln looking self.

  • Ryan

    Can’t believe people would complain about that. She’ll be aight though.

  • jazmine

    He cant get no tighter.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Sort of off topic, but I think it’s silly to interview players while they’re still dripping with sweat and competing, AND expect them to have a business-type disposition.

  • Dowoop

    Their business is athlethics..Dripping with sweat and performing isn’t to far from their business.

  • Dowoop

    Do people have to complain about everything!!! Geez!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But did she (reporter) die? Who gives a fck.

  • cherrypie

    Damn…it really is a slow ass news day. Yesterday was poppin, today….not so much!

  • Libra80sBaby

    Ummmm….why is this being talked about?

  • stav

    AGREED!

  • Pnthr

    Bronsexuals never let facts or truth get in the way of their irrational hate and ignorance.

  • Karen Brady

    Slow news day. Even though they didn’t say much can we get a psot about the two brothers arrested at Starbucks? They spoke exclusively to Robin Roberts on GMA this morning. Basically their white lawyer didn’t want them to say the word ‘racist’ when Robin pointedly asked the two of them why they thought the manager behaved the way she did. Also RR said they were in Starbucks exactly 2 minutes before the 911 call. TWO MINUTES!!! She had the time of the call.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Lebron is a real class act and handled the situation well. It’s good that he stuck up for her and made it clear that he wasn’t blindsided.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!

  • Karen Brady

    ABE LINCOLN!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. I said that once on here… BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. It’s the truth.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    It’s just silly to expect players to change their demeanor for an on-court interview, right after they finish cussing each other out LOL ????? IMO. Seems to me the networks want to play nice with sponsors and such.

  • MJF

    Right! Give the readers what they want!

  • EMILY POST

    Yes that was an awful question and really inappropriate but what’s new with the American Media they think they can put anybody with a skirt on and some heels and everything they say is cute… no matter how dumb. The unspoken privilege.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I saw it and for right now I think the attorney is making the case. For right now this early they cant legally make it about race. They are trying to make it about OVERALL discrimination over the fact they didnt purchase anything and thus couldnt use the bathroom. We ALL know its about race but from a legal standpoint I think the case is stronger by leaving it out…what I think the attorney is doing. Then when they get to court he gonna unleash. I hope and pray.

  • Junkanoo

    Poor guy strarted thinking about only having sex with his wife for the rest of his life that will get those tears flowing like floods in the spring time

  • Chuck

    LOL @ LJ’s lies. Good ones, though.

  • Kemi

    What a bad timing for a question like that. I like Lebron’s classy response. He’s such a seasoned vet in handling the media.

  • Kemi

    Wrote something similar.

  • Malcom Flex

    King James no shade no snark.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    So he knew in advance yet couldn’t even form a coherent sentence. And that reporter asked him because she knows she could never pull that shi t with Pop him self!

  • Durbhad CC

    46 freaking points out of 100…. he’s practically the entire team

  • Fire & Ice

    I saw it live….he seemed blind sided. Even if he knew in advance, I wouldn’t have ask.

  • MocaPretty

    typical King Kong syndrome…save the white girl *sigh*

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Stop caping for this lil bish Let black twitter light that ass up lol

  • Candance

    LeBron is a stand up guy. He doesn’t let this Social Media stuff cloud his head.

  • PYT93