I’ve got another pathetic tale involving LeBron James in Vegas last weekend to tell you about - though this time it won’t be spiked by the site hosting it.
(Bird blurred in video)
Cleveland’s FOX 8 reports today that LeBron James flipped off an Akron man ran into the NBA player at a Vegas nightclub last weekend.
Last weekend, DJ Fig, from Mix 94.1 in Akron, was at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. Early Monday morning, he spotted LBJ and his entourage partying at a nightclub.
As he took out his camera to snap a picture, the deejay said LeBron gave him the finger.
“I said ‘Hey, Akron still loves you man,’ and he gave the bird as you see in the picture,” said DJ Fig.
Apparently DJ Fig is a glutton for punishment, as that wasn’t the end of his requests of James that night.
“I walked right up to him. I said, ‘Hey dude, I just want a quick photo. I’m from Akron.’ He totally ignored me, got in the Excursion and left with (Lamar) Odom and some ladies.”
The deejay has since contacted the NBA to demand an apology - and has yet to hear back from the league.
More than anything, this story reflects just how much James has lost the public. (At least in Ohio.) If this behavior were out of character for James, FOX 8 either wouldn’t have run the story or would have - at the very least - presented the possibility that the deejay’s story was merely an allegation.
(Another day, another diss)
But because James is now so publicly unpopular and tales of his crass behavior so commonplace, the story and photo are presented by the television station as absolute fact.
Of course, it probably is.