Friday’s Game 4 wasn’t just out of control on the court.
A fan sitting court side, with close ties to LeBron James according to ESPN, was tossed by security during the third quarter, after getting into a verbal altercation with Matt Barnes.
Cavs fan ejected after this confrontation with Warriors players.pic.twitter.com/5PfSA21x1P
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) June 10, 2017
The foul came shortly after an altercation between Zaza Pachulia and Iman Shumpert that led to double technicals. The fan, named Todd Leebow, began jawing with Barnes as the refs reviewed the tape. Both Pachulia and David West commented on the fan after the game.
David West on fan: “I thought he was jaw-jacking with Zaza and it was fake, man. That little motherf—— ain’t go do nothing in real life”
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 10, 2017
Zaza Pachulia recaps incident with fan on sideline, said he was pointing fingers and taunting: “They got his ass out” pic.twitter.com/WetMlroSx9
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 10, 2017
Leebow frequently sits court side next to LeBron’ friends and business partners. On Friday he sat with James’ agent, Rich Paul, and business partner Maverick Carter. His father, Dennis Leebow, a wealthy Cleveland businessman, was ejected from the Eastern Conference Finals last year.