LeBron James got himself a new public dissenter Sunday during the Knicks' 128-127 dramatic victory over the Lakers at Madison Square garden: Knicks legend and MSG color commentator Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
The gregarious analyst began his tear into James during a timeout in which the superstar was not congregating with teammates and plopped himself on the far end of the bench.
"This type of behavior is not -- when you're the face of the NBA, I think you should be more a part of your team, folks," Frazier said. "No matter what is going on, in the public, you got to be a part of the team. Maybe in the locker room you're not, but you have to exude that type of togetherness in public, folks. And right now we see he doesn't really care."
Clyde Frazier just absolutely tipping LeBron James pic.twitter.com/bPxksMADBm- The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) March 17, 2019
There have been plenty of distractions during James' first season with the Lakers, between James publicly calling out teammates, the team's failed efforts to trade for the Pelicans' Anthony Davis, and the potential firing of coach Luke Walton.
James finished with 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting, but had two attempts in the final minute blocked, including a last-second effort denied by Mario Hezonja.