A fan who ran up to LeBron James and put his hand on him during a Lakers game was kicked out of Crypto.com arena on Monday.
The incident happened during a timeout as LeBron sat on the bench during Monday’s Lakers vs Thunder game.
Cell phone video shows an overzealous fan run up to LeBron and place his hand on LeBron’s shoulder while gesturing with his right hand.
LeBron, 39, hesitated before shoving the fan away. Arena staff members swarmed the man and he was escorted out of the arena.
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The NBA’s all-time leading scorer was visibly upset that the man was able to approach him with security standing just feet away.
Crypto.com Arena has zero tolerance for unruly fans who violate arena policy.
“Guests who engage in disruptive behavior (including foul/abusive language or obscene gestures), fighting, throwing objects, or attempting to enter the court/stage will be immediately ejected from the venue without refund or reimbursement,” the arena Code of Conduct reads.
The Lakers went on to beat the Thunder 112-105.
Watch the full video of the incident below.