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LeBron James does little late-game dance, Raptors fans boo

Nov 6, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

Raptors fans had a little reason to be frustrated Tuesday night — Miami came to town without Chris Bosh, went very small and the Raptors couldn’t make them pay. Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points in the first quarter but the Raptors got away from pounding the ball inside, meanwhile LeBron James was being LeBron James and the Heat were moving the ball beautifully.

In the end, the Heat had it won and LeBron had the ball and was trying to run out the clock a little, when he decided to go Michael Flatley and do a kind of Riverdance Irish jig. Raptors fans didn’t appreciate it and let him hear it.

I find this more interesting end-of-game entertainment then meaningless threes to win two free tacos. You win, you get to dance.

Hat tip to Ben Golliver of SI’s The Point Forward, who is known around the league as a huge “Lord of the Dance” fan.

  1. 808raiderinparadise - Nov 6, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    LeBron James is ….. hotsauce … And1 mixtape…. lol nah this is not a big deal

    IN the end he diced up the paint drawing 3 defenders and hit ray ray for a trifecta

    plays best when loose like that

  2. antistratfordian - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    They started booing him long before that – around the time he started to take over. So I’d say Raptors fans instigated it. LeBron does have a little history of getting taunted in Toronto and making them pay for it… so if the fans there want to dish it they better be prepared to take it.

    • belleby123 - Nov 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Yes, they should be prepared to take it because it’s not as if the fans didn’t pay hard earned cash to see the game and thus have no business booing because they don’t like a player. Come on, man. On the other hand, they might be pissy because their mayor is such a beatoff.

      • antistratfordian - Nov 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        When you buy a ticket you’re purchasing the right to a seat for the length of a contest – you have not purchased immunity from the karma police.

        So if you pay money to go to a game to yell obscenities at another man – and some fans often get very personal – then you better be prepared to reap what you sow.

      • belleby123 - Nov 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

        You’re a pantywaist. Soccer hooligans kill each other. “Yelling obscenities” is pretty far down the list. If you want to be a class act you should go to the opera, not watch a sport where people throw their bodies at each other for 48 minutes.

      • antistratfordian - Nov 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        We’re not talking about football. Basketball is supposed to be a non-contact sport. But there is no reason to yell anything about LeBron’s mom during a game. Cross that line enough and LeBron may tap dance all over your team and ruin your night – and it will be deserved.

      • belleby123 - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        Right, and I’m sure you spoke out harshly about that deranged Heat fan sticking her middle finder in Joakim Noah’s face, right? Come on.

      • antistratfordian - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        ?? I’m not familiar with this episode.

      • belleby123 - Nov 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      • antistratfordian - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

        Oh right! That’s Michael Jordan’s new neighbor.

        Yeah, I had no problem with that because it was Joakim Noah.

      • belleby123 - Nov 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

        Yeah, we already knew you were a hypocrite.

  3. bbk1000 - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    I don’t think LeBron is a good guy, his silly commercial made me laugh….just pathetic.

    I don’t believe he’s a bad guy, but he’s just not a good guy, and there is a difference.

    Did the dance end in a flop?

  4. somekat - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Then people will get upset when someone low bridges him next time they play Toronto

    Respect your opponent, or expect retribution

  5. vi3tguy415 - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    should’ve chopped up his legs when he was driving in. bunch of idiots. no need to showboat. respect the game and the raptors.

    • kinggw - Nov 6, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      It was a non event and your advocating hurting someone and messing with their livelihood, for what? Who’s the idiot again?

      • vi3tguy415 - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM


    • antistratfordian - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      You get what you give. The Raptors and their fans got what they deserved.

    • miamatt - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      If there’s any sport that has a place for some real showmanship, it’s basketball. From the Harlem Globetrotters to the streets to the courts of the NBA, it’s a part of the culture.

      If the Raptors don’t like it, they had 48 minutes to do something about it. It’s just a bit of fun, though, do you really think that LBJ should be injured for it? I feel sorry for you if your reaction to that is anger as opposed to a mild chuckle. Lighten up, guy.

    • mnsnowboy74 - Nov 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      You’re an idiot. The Raptors should have respect for the game and put out a team that is worth a damn. What James did was funny and it reminded Toronto that they have nothing close to a star. You want to be the man you must beat the man-Whooooo Ric Flair

  6. jzone954 - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I have to admit…..that was funny

  7. rcj22001 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    He may look 38, but he’s still a teenager at heart… one with no class

  8. 00maltliquor - Nov 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    LOL that was awesome!

  9. dezglobal - Nov 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    booohoooo relax.

  10. thenew013 - Nov 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I love it and I dont like the Heat or anyone associated with that bandwagon of an organization.

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