LeBron James Gets Unexpectedly Pelted in the Face with Ball During Warm-Ups

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2016

LeBron James seemed to be having a great time warming up before Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

And then this happened.

The King took a fastball right to the noggin and went down hard. Shooting guard Jared Cunningham helped LBJ to his feet.

Either J.R. Smith is up to no good, or there’s one trainer/coach who owes the King an apology.

Update: January 10

It turns out Smith wasn't responsible for pegging James. Instead, it was Anderson "Rocket Arm" Varejao, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin:

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron praised Varejao's professionalism, then revealed AV hit him w/ the ball: "Yup, as I say that, he beams me in the face w/ a fastball"

[Vine, Twitter]


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