American basketball star LeBron ‘King’ James has been ejected for the first time in his NBA career.
His dismissal came during Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-97 victory over Miami Heat.
He had scored 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Cavs before being ejected with one minute 59 seconds left in the third quarter. His team were leading 93-70 at the time of his dismissal.
LeBron James, 32, was shown his marching orders after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket.
It is the first time he has been ejected in 1082 regular season games.
On his dismissal, James said: “I got fouled.”
“I showed my frustration to the ref and he sent me to the locker room.”
“I said what I had to say and I moved on but [Fitzgerald] decided I should get two [technical fouls].” he added.
Speaking further, James said: “It is what it is. We got the win and that’s the most important.”
Cleveland Cavaliers have now won nine successive games in a row to sit third in the Eastern Conference with a 14-7 win-loss record.