‘Protect our players’: LeBron furious at Westbrook popcorn incident


May 26, 2021; PWashington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after a dunk against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter of game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

MANILA, Philippines—NBA superstar LeBron James was furious at the fan who dumped popcorn on Washington point guard Russell Westbrook during the Wizards’ NBA playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Taking to Twitter, the four-time MVP demanded that the offending fan be identified. According to reports, the fan was escorted out of the Wells Fargo Arena.

“By the way, we as the players wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with an injury!” posted James Thursday (Manila time). “There are cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse!”

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