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- LeBron James was ejected on Tuesday night against his former team, the Miami Heat.
- It was the first ejection of James’ career.
- James was ejected despite only receiving one technical foul.
LeBron James did something on Tuesday night that has never happened before in his 15-year NBA career – he got ejected.
James was tossed from the game in the third quarter against his former team, the Miami Heat. The Cavs were leading by 23 points at the time.
James drove to the basket and felt he got fouled on his missed shot. He quickly and adamantly argued for a foul. The official followed with a quick ejection, rather than just a technical foul.
According to referee Kane Fitzgerald, James was ejected – despite only receiving just one technical foul – for “a culmination” of different things LeBron did.
“It was a culmination of a couple of a couple of different acts,” Fitzgerald said after the game. “Immediately after the no-call, he turned and threw an air punch directly at me and then he aggressively charged at me and then he used vulgarity in my ear a few times.”
James also did not appear to dispute the ejection as it looked like he was still arguing the non-foul call after the ejection as he started to walk off the court.