LeBron James 'infuriated' Over Houston Astros Sign-stealing Scandal Ahead Of MLB Season

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was the latest to comment on the Astros sign-stealing scandal. Find out how James and some of the other stars reacted.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The 2020 MLB spring training period is just around the corner. However, the opening weeks of the upcoming season are shrouded with discussions over the Astros sign-stealing scandal. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was the latest to weigh in on the scandal. The 35-year-old took to Twitter to express his frustrations with Astros' cheating, admitting that he'd be very furious if someone cheated him out of winning a title. 

LeBron James comments on Astros' sign-stealing 

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LeBron James further called out Rob Manfred, demanding the commissioner to take some actions and rectify the situation for 'the sake of sports'. 

Astros cheating: Sign-stealing scandal 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred noted that the league conducted a thorough investigation over Houston Astros' illegal activities during the 2017 World Series-winning campaign. Astros were subsequently found guilty of a player-driven system, where the franchise used electronic devices to steal opponent signs. 

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Manfred handed Astros a $5 million fine while suspending former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, manager A.J. Hinch and assistant GM Brandon Taubman for a year. However, Rob Manfred reportedly granted players immunity in exchange for their cooperation in the investigation. Also, the MLB opted against stripping Astros' 2017 World Series title, which further infuriated MLB players. 

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You can check some of the reaction from other MLB stars like Mike Trout, Yu Darvish and Cody Bellinger.

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