LeBron James halts prep basketball game to confront PA announcer over Bronny call

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LeBron James went full basketball dad on Saturday in an arena with his name on it. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar was in the stands for a prep basketball game between his son Bronny’s Strive for Greatness and Wildcat Select. The game was part of a three-day event called “The Battle: Summer Showcase” featuring high-level midwest teams and prospects.

The game was played at James’ Akron, Ohio alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary high school at the LeBron James Arena — on the same court where James made his name as a transcendent basketball prospect.

So when the game’s public address announcer didn’t paint Bronny in the brightest light on a call, James didn’t hesitate to halt the game and give said announcer an earful.

The incident happened in the final minutes of Wildcat Select’s 73-69 overtime victory. With Wildcat Select leading 67-62, James stood up from his seat near the baseline to yell at the PA announcer who was sitting at midcourt.

After an exchange of words, James walked past a barrier and onto the court to confront the announcer face-to-face. Gameplay halted for a moment as James had his say before returning to his seat.

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