LeBron James is Lynn Merritt’s meal ticket, so the Nike executive obviously is going to protect the NBA superstar. He went overboard Thursday night, though.
Merritt obviously was quite concerned when James went tumbling into the crowd in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals. As James fell into the first row of people on the baseline, he crashed into a cameraman.
The collision, presumably with the camera itself, left James bloodied in what obviously was a pretty big basketball game. Merritt, who’s James’ brand manager at Nike, was quick to point fingers. Not only did he point a finger at the cameraman, he cussed him out.
Warning: The video contains some adult language.
It probably goes without saying that it really wasn’t the camera guy’s fault, as he was just sitting in his designated spot when the 6-foot-8, 250-pound professional athlete flopped and fell on him.
Making matters worse, the Cavs went on to lose the game, as the Golden State Warriors evened the series at two games apiece.
H/t to Larry Brown Sports
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