LeBron James gets fans ejected from courtside on return and hits clutch 3 in Lakers' OT win
November 25, 2021 at 11:53
(CNN) A season-high tally and getting two fans ejected -- a return from suspension was always going to make LeBron James the center of attention, but even by his standards, Wednesday night was eventful.
Point guard Malcolm Brogdon led scoring for the Pacers with 28 points, seven rebounds and two assists, as Indiana falls to 8-12 in the East.
Enter James: the 17-time All-Star sinking two clutch triples en route to outscoring the Pacers on his own in OT, as the Lakers held their nerve to even their season record at 10-10.
LeBron James shoots during the second half against the Indiana Pacers.
Ejection dramaThere was another ejection at a Lakers game, but this time it wasn't a player.
On Sunday, James was ejected after he made contact with Pistons star Isaiah Stewart in the face -- an altercation that sparked a confrontational reaction from Stewart and an on-court scuffle.
Midway through overtime against the Pacers, James spoke to the referee and appeared to gesture at two fans sitting courtside.
James pointed out a pair of fans to security, who were then escourted out of the arena.
I would never say it to a fan and a fan should never say it to a player."
James also shed more light on his own ejection on Sunday, revealing he had not spoken to Stewart since the incident that he says was strictly "accidental."
"I went over the apologize to him and you guys saw what happened after that," said James.
I thought it warranted an ejection because of what happened after that ... but a suspension, I didn't think was warranted."