A Miami Heat fan stirred up the Twitterverse last night after tweeting a picture of himself holding a gun to his head after LeBron James fouled out.
James got his sixth foul with less than a minute left (Lance Stephenson drew the foul) in last night’s game to the dismay of Miami Heat Nation, including this Twitter user who was apparently kidding around.
This was only the second time the Heat superstar fouled out of a game in his NBA career.
The Indiana Pacers prevailed in the game 99-92, thanks to a 16-6 run in the fourth quarter. The NBA Eastern Conference final is now tied at two games apiece heading into Thursday night’s game at American Airlines arena in Miami. Indiana should really be up 3-1 but Pacers coach Frank Vogel made a terrible error in game one that allowed James to score the winning basket with two seconds left in overtime. Vogel’s miscue was inexplicably yanking center Roy Hibbert out of the game for the final play. Hibbert was the difference in last night’s matchup, recording 23 points and 12 rebounds. James had 24 points and six rebounds in a losing cause.
After the victory by the underdog Pacers, Hibbert offered this reaction: “We’re never going to give up. We’re relentless. All those guys in there, they believe we can win. No matter what all the analysts or whoever says anything, they count us out, those guys in the locker room were ready to play and we went out and played our hearts out.”
As far as the Heat fan pointing a gun to his head after the LeBron James offensive foul, BlackSportsOnline provided this commentary: “Even if a joke, it wasn’t really funny and Markus isn’t someone who should be in possession of a weapon if he uses it as a toy. It is just a game, guns and suicide aren’t things to play around with, just for some Retweets, but this is the society we live in now … You can be a fan, you can be funny and you can be Twitter Famous without the gun props, hopefully Markus realizes that.”
WHY YOU FOUL OUT @kingjames ? WHY?? FUCK!—-> twitter.com/BossmanJiggett…
— Mr. Markus (@BossmanJiggetts) May 29, 2013
Do you think this tweet is funny or inappropriate?