David Stern and the NBA at no surprise fine LeBron James from skipping out on the media after game six. He will be fined $25,000 for his decision. I have no problem with LeBron skipping out on the media. If my season just ended I wouldn’t want to have to immediately talk about the loss. I do wish LeBron would’ve shook the Magic players hands, but if he called them to congratulate them again its not big deal to me. LeBron did tell David Stern that he apologized to the fans and others.
“He asked that I express to the media, the Magic and the fans his apology, and particularly the young fans, because he knows he has a responsibility to all of our fans, and that sportsmanship is appropriate whether you win or whether you lose,” Stern said near the start of his annual NBA finals press conference.
“He understands why it was necessary for me to fine him $25,000 for missing the media availability.”