LeBron James is known for excelling when being provoked. From Lance Stephenson blowing into his ear, to Skip Bayless calling him washed. This situation is no different. On the evening of January 6, 2008, LeBron James was struggling against the Toronto Raptors trailing 70-57 going into the fourth quarter. Everyone on the opposing side was feeling themselves, including Chris Bosh’s girlfriend. She was in the King’s ear talking MAJOR trash along with Bosh’s cousin. She wanted to make it known that LeBron was struggling. But then, all of the sudden, the fourth quarter started.
LeBron proceed to go into GOD mode, dropping 24 points in the fourth quarter in route to a comeback victory. With 10.9 seconds left on the game clock, LeBron pointed at Bosh’s girlfriend and said “It’s your fault.” James finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Handing out buckets on all three levels. And, in his postgame interview, he even stated: “They the reason the Raptors lost tonight cause they ticked me off a little bit.” DO NOT poke the bear.