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.