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LeBron James Receives Death Threat From NBA Fan For February Game Vs Brooklyn Nets

This week, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was threatened by a fan who spoke about shooting the NBA icon as a joke he later took back.

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This week, one NBA fan took his jokes too far, threatening LeBron James on social media. On his social media account, he posted about shooting the Los Angeles Lakers star during their game against Brooklyn Nets in February. However, after some time, the user took to his account and claimed to have been joking about the whole situation. 

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LeBron James death threat turns out to be fake

“On Thursday, February 19th, I will be going to a Nets vs Lakers game. I will sneak this gun showed in the picture into the arena and shoot [LeBron James] in the head during a timeout," the user wrote on Instagram, letting James know that he is warned. 

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However, as backlash increased, the user (who had almost 2000 followers on Instagram) issued an apology. “I’d like to publicly apologize for threatening LeBron AS A JOKE,” the user wrote, admitting that "things like these aren’t jokes and can be taken very seriously". He added that people can hate him, but he truly apologized and wishes he can go back in time and rethink his choices.

While people did accept his apology, some found an old post, where he says James and his young daughter Zhuri should have been in the helicopter crash instead of Kobe Bryant and Gianna on January 26, 2019. The user has now deleted his account. 

Fans on the apparent LeBron James murder plot

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Lakers vs Nets schedule

  • Date and Time: February 18, 10:00 PM EST (February 19, 8:30 AM IST)
  • Venue: Staples Center

NBA live stream

US fans can stream games via YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV or an AT&T TV NOW subscription, which offer NBA TV in their plan. The live broadcast in India will not be available on Sony Six & Sony Six HD channels this season, neither would the live streaming be on FanCode. Fans in India will have to buy the NBA League Pass (NBA App or site) to watch live games.

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(Image credits: AP)

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