LeBron James ejected for first time in NBA career

LeBron James ejected for first time in NBA career
Source: BBC
Date: 29-11-2017 Time: 09:11:40:am
LeBron James

LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his NBA career during a 108-97 win for his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat.

James was shown the exit in the third quarter after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket.

"I got fouled," said James. "I showed my frustration to the ref and he sent me to the locker room."

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It is the first time James has been ejected in 1,082 regular-season games.

"I said what I had to say and I moved on but [Fitzgerald] decided I should get two [technical fouls]," added James.

"It is what it is. We got the win and that's the most important."

The four-time Most Valuable Player award winner scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals before being ejected with one minute 59 seconds left in the third quarter - the Cavs were leading 93-70 at the time.

Last season's Finals runners-up have now won nine games in a row and sit third in the Eastern Conference with a 14-7 win-loss record.

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