A clearly frustrated LeBron James reached his boiling point with one reporter who repeatedly asked him about teammate J.R. Smith, who’s 4th quarter blunder sent the game into overtime and arguably contributed to the Cavalier’s ultimate loss to Golden State, 124-114.
ESPN reporter Mark Schwarz attempted to get James to go in-depth into Smith’s decision to dribble the ball after a rebound instead of taking a shot, which could’ve potentially given Cleveland the lead.
This is an amazing piece of video between LeBron & JR pic.twitter.com/nDPQ8brEab
— Born Salty (@cjzero) June 1, 2018
James was visibly upset with Smith on the court, but clearly didn’t feel the need to speak on the matter any further. Still, Schwarz persisted, eventually causing the NBA baller to stand up, gather his things and walk out.
Check out the awkward moment below.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 1, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.