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NBA legend calls LeBron’s antics against Pacers ‘stupid, childish’

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 24: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates in the 124-116 OT win against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 24, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One of the NBA’s all-time greats is criticizing LeBron James for his on-court “celebration” at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar released a video on Substack and YouTube, calling LeBron’s actions Nov. 24 stupid and childish.

During the game against the Pacers in Indianapolis, James did what Abdul-Jabbar called the ‘big balls’ dance on-court after hitting a key three-pointer.

The NBA fined James $15,000 as a result.

“For me, winning is enough. Why do you have to do a stupid, childish dance, and disrespect the other team on the court?” Abdul-Jabbar said in the video. “GOATs don’t dance.”

Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader with 38,387 points and won the league’s MVP award a record six times.

Abdul-Jabbar also noted the NBA has been fining players who do that dance since the 2010-2011 season.

In that same Nov. 24 game, James had game officials remove two Pacers fans from courtside.

The NBA later told News 8 the fans were removed for “violations of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct,” but did not specify the violations.

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