LeBron James Lands On Fans Sitting Courtside During Heat-Magic Game (VIDEO)
MIAMI (AP) — Heat star LeBron James apparently got too close for two young fans' comfort Sunday.
James' momentum inadvertently carried him into a row of courtside seats during the third quarter of Miami's game against the Orlando Magic. James ran out to defend a 3-point attempt taken by Ryan Anderson, leaping to contest the shot. As he landed, he tumbled into the seats and atop two young boys.
The boys were not injured, though appeared briefly shaken. A Heat employee approached the boys and the two adults sitting with them, and was told that everyone was fine.
James also checked on the kids later in the game.
"I just asked them if they were OK," James said. "They were smiling. They had two lollipops in their hands. That's always the cure."
James — who said a beer spilled on his back when he went into the seats — never saw the kids while running out to contest the shot, and wasn't even aware that he landed on children until catching a replay on the overhead video screen.
Heat forward Udonis Haslem nearly went into the same area of stands in the fourth quarter. The boys didn't even flinch that time, as adults around them broke into laughter.
Miami won the game 90-78.