BOSTON (AP) – Lakers star LeBron James took in his son’s high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics.
â€œIt’s truly a blessing, and I didn’t mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,â€ James said after the Celtics beat the Lakers 139-107. â€œThe only bad thing is I took two L’s. The James gang took two L’s today. But there’s always better days.â€
During the high school game, a fan sitting in one of the first few rows was seen throwing something at Bronny James as he waited to inbound the ball. According to a video retweeted by the elder James, the referee noticed and hesitated before resuming the game.
â€œI didn’t see it until I got here, actually. I was on the complete opposite end of the floor,â€ James said at his locker in the TD Garden. â€œI did see the referee stop the game or stop the inbounds and the cop go (up into the stands), but I didnâ€™t know what happened until the video evidence was showed to me when I got here.”
James retweeted the video and added the message: â€œHating has no age limit! #JamesGang is build for it and well equipped.â€
â€œIt’s just disrespectful,” James said. “And it was a little kid, too. I don’t know how old that little kid was. I don’t know if he learned that on his own, or he learned it at home.â€
James had 15 points and 13 assists for the Lakers in their worst loss of the season. Asked if traveling about 90 miles on a game day affected his pregame routine, he said: â€œI’d break every routine in my life for my family.”
â€œMy routine was broken today, but I could care less about it if I was seeing my family, my wife and my daughter and my kids,” he said. “It was a unique opportunity to see my son live, play that close to where I’m at. So, I could care less about, this right here, is secondary when it comes to my family.â€
James reportedly took a helicopter instead of a 90-mile drive each way to Springfield, the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, for the HoopHall Classic. But asked how he beat the traffic, James said: â€œI walked.â€
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