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LeBron James isn't fined for skipping media session after loss to the Orlando Magic

June 1, 2009 |  6:39 pm

As league spokesperson Tim Frank explained, James has no history of such behavior- LBJ, ironically, is among the only superstars who regularly takes Q's before a game- so a fine wasn't deemed necessary.

No word yet if the Magic were fined for beating the Cavaliers.

As I said yesterday, exiting stage left without even a few perfunctory handshakes was pretty bush on LeBron's part, as was his "I'm a competitor" excuse.  Blowing off the media bothers me less than the lack of sportsmanship, but it's nonetheless quite unprofessional.  I'm actually pretty surprised he didn't get hit with a bill.  The last 24 hours definitely haven't seen James at his best.  If he wants to be the league "face," that means taking the bad with the glory. Hopefully, a lesson learned.