2010 NBA Playoffs: Reaction to LeBron James and Bulls’ Ball Boy a Bit Much

April 28th, 2010 by Kendrick Marshall Leave a reply »
LeBron James is a YouTube sensation. But not for his latest highlight-reel dunk or chase-down block. 

This latest "incident" revolves around James and a Chicago Bulls ball boy.

Following Game Four of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the reigning league MVP caused an Internet stir by, of all things, failing to meticulously hand his warmup gear to a ball boy as he checked into the contest (see video below). 

In the minds of many, James degraded the impressionable youth, mocked him, and treated him as serf. You know, that is what royalty do, right? He is the so-called "King."

Are we going to discredit James if it is reported he leaves the water running while brushing his teeth? Will we shake our heads in disappointment upon learning that he sometimes forgets to lower the lid on the toilet seat?

In the 22-second clip, James hops off the bench toward the scorer's table with the unidentified ball boy in tow. The Cavaliers forward strips off his warmup pants and shooting shirt before heading on the floor. 

NBA players do this dozens of times a night, and nobody really pays much attention to the ac ...

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