James admitted that his playoff social media blackout has limited his knowledge of the details of what took place, however he was aware of how the Red Sox organization and fans responded a day later.
[UPDATE 9:45 p.m.]: Red Sox president Sam Kennedy confirmed the person has been banned for life. "It was sickening to hear".
Both of the men who were speaking are white. The other fan asked the offending fan to repeat and confirm what was said, then informed stadium security, who responded with an immediate ejection.
After the Cavs coasted to a 2-0 series lead against the Raptors Wednesday, James shared his thoughts on the incident in Boston involving Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who was the subject of racial slurs including the N-word by Red Sox fans and the target of a thrown bag of peanuts. I can't recall me ever hearing something that was racism towards me. When told that kind of language was not okay, the man reportedly said to Hennick, "Why not?" "And I stand by it". "This was the day after Fenway fans had made national headlines for racism, and the man could plainly see me sitting with my black father-in-law and half-black son".
Hennick said he found an usher and told him what transpired.
Yes, it's unacceptable. And what would really be unacceptable is if we let these bad seeds ever enter another Major League Baseball park, or let anyone who does this sort of thing again. "There is no way for us not to win". Racism is going to be a part of time forever, I believe.
Hennick said he reported the fan and the Boston Red Sox permanently banned him from Fenway.
Kennedy thanked Hennick, calling him courageous for speaking out.
The interaction came on the same night Red Sox fans had been urged to show they welcome all races, after Monday's ugly incident that targeted Adam Jones.
Isaiah Thomas's 53-point performance earns praise from his idol: Kobe Bryant: Isaiah Thomas's historic Game 2 performance Tuesday received near unanimous acclaim - including from a longtime villain to Celtics fans, who also happens to also be Thomas's all-time favorite basketball player. Tuesday night, shortly after the anthem, Jones was given a standing ovation as he stepped to the plate in the first inning. "For me, I've been to Boston, I've played in Boston a lot".
Before the game, the teams talked to MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre, with Red Sox manager John Farrell saying the message was "Enough is enough" after Boston pitchers recently threw at Orioles star Manny Machado.