- The Cleveland Cavaliers took the New York City subway on Monday.
- LeBron James filmed the experienced and annoyed a fellow subway rider who asked “Can you not?” as James filmed him.
- The rider said in an interview that the Cavs “squished” him and he was cranky from not finishing his latte yet.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made news on Monday when they decided to take the New York City subway while in town to play the New York Knicks.
The Cavaliers were finished with shootaround and opted for a shorter subway ride rather than waiting for a bus.
LeBron James documented the experience for Uninterrupted, and one moment in particular seemed to delight viewers. While filming his teammates on the train, James turned the camera to a subway rider sitting next to him. When the rider realised he was being filmed, he said, “Can you not?”, pushing the camera away.
For The Win caught up with the rider, James Michael Angelo, who is apparently a real estate agent and comedian. Angelo explained his side of the story, saying he didn’t recognise James and he thought the Cavs were a college basketball team.
“I noticed a bunch of tall guys getting in the train, but I was listening to U2 and I didn’t want to be filmed,” Angelo said.
Angelo also said he snapped because James had come close to elbowing him several times and he had asked James to mind his space. According to Angelo, one Cavs player told him, “It’s cool!”
“To be honest with you, they got on and they completely squished me and he was really unaware of his space,” Angelo said, adding, “It was first thing in the morning. I hadn’t finished my latte and I didn’t feel like being filmed. Plus, it’s not good lighting in the subway”
Still, plenty of people in the sports world had a laugh at Angelo.
Watch James’ video below:
The random guy sitting next to Lebron on the subway is a perfect welcome to NYC reality
— Troy Ruediger (@troy_ruediger) November 13, 2017
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