LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night after arguing a call with referee Kane Fitzgerald
LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third quarter of Clevelands 108-97 win over the Miami Heat after becoming incensed at not getting a foul called on a drive to the basket.
Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half and James added 21 as the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to nine.
With the Cavs leading by 23, James, who had attempted just one free throw at that point, drove the length of the floor and drew contact from Miamis James Johnson and Dion Waiters. When he didnt hear a whistle, James screamed and gestured toward referee Kane Fitzgerald, who quickly called a technical and pointed for the three-time champion to leave the floor.
It was the first time James had been thrown out in 1,082 career NBA games, and he said it was a first since he started playing basketball as a boy in Akron.