OAKLAND, Calif. -- LeBron James wasn’t having it.
Clearly frustrated with a reporter’s question regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors, James walked out of the NBA Finals post-game press conference early.
It happened during an exchange with Mark Schwartz of ESPN.
Here’s how it all unfolded (app users can watch it HERE):
Schwartz: From listening to everybody’s reaction to the play at the end with J.R. getting the rebound, there’s still confusion about whether J.R. thought the game was tied or whether he thought you guys were ahead. From where you stood on the court and from talking to him after the play, what’s your reaction to it? What’s your version?
James: What do you mean what’s my version?
Schwartz: Did he think that the game was tied or did he think that you guys had it salted away?
James: How do I know that?
Schwartz: Or did you discuss it with him at all at the end of the play?
James: No. They asked me if I talked to J.R. about it. I said no already. I knew it was a tie game. We was down one. George Hill went up and made the first one. We got the offensive rebound. I thought we were all aware of what was going on. That’s my view. I don’t know what J.R. was thinking. I don’t know the question you’re trying to ask.
Schwartz: I was just trying to see if you knew exactly what his state of mind was. Did he think that you guys had it won or did he think he was trying to make a play? (James begins shaking his head) Not sure?
James: What do you mean I’m not sure? No, I don’t know his state of mind.
Scchwartz: Did you know if he knew the score?
Without speaking another word, James quickly rose to his feet, put sunglasses on, grabbed his bag and walked out.
Game 2 takes place Sunday in Oakland at 8 p.m. EST. See the complete NBA Finals schedule HERE.