LeBron James felt the wrath of NBA officiating Tuesday like he by no means had earlier than.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star was ejected late within the third quarter in opposition to the Miami Warmth by referee Kane Fitzgerald after arguing a non-call.

It was James’ first ejection of his profession.

He completed with 21 factors, 12 rebounds, six assists, 5 steals, and a block on 10-of-16 taking pictures in 28 minutes of motion earlier than exiting. Cleveland had a 23-point lead upon his departure.

James had made 1,081 regular-season appearances between the Cavaliers and Miami Warmth since getting into the league in 2003 with out ever receiving the boot like he did at Quicken Loans Area.