Ime Udoka is in hot water for telling LeBron James to “stop b—-ing.” In turn, this infuriated the arguable GOAT, eventually leading to the head coach’s ejection from the game.
X Is Filling Up With The LeBron James Versus Ime Udoka Drama
Last night’s Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets game got heated more than usual.
This was during the middle of the fourth quarter when the superstar player and head coach exchanged heated words.
Eventually, the referees ejected the head coach due to him incurring a second technical foul while he and James were having a spat.
An X user, @legendz_nba, managed to decode that Udoka told LeBron James to “stop b—-ing.”
Videos confirm the head coach did say expletives to the Lakers player. Even the four-time NBA champ tried to get him to stop using the word, citing, “We all grown men.”
The incident happened while the Lakers were leading by 15 points in the fourth quarter. Eventually, it all ended with the scoreline being 97-107 in favor of the Lakers.
LeBron James Gives His Thoughts After The Incident
James seemingly wanted to avoid the topic. When asked by reporters what he and Udoka were talking about, he mentioned that they spoke of their love for Thanksgiving. He even jokes about how friendly it was after the interviewer remarks, “It was very friendly.”
“Thanksgiving. How much we enjoy Thanksgiving. Yeah, it was.”
Furthermore, the team is receiving more technicals than usual. However, the 39-year-old only chalks it up to a “wild season.”
The In-Season Tournament is proving to create a more exciting environment, motivating teams to play even more. However, it’s also led to a string of heated fights. While this Lakers-Rockets game wasn’t one, the Golden State Warriors versus the Minnesota Timberwolves one was.
This was when Draymond Green choked Rudy Gobert with no regrets.
This isn’t the first time James had trouble with another player in the past week. Add that to his issue of referees not calling fouls, and the internet might have a juicy season coming for 2024.