How Many Times Has LeBron James Fouled Out In His Career?

LeBron James has fouled out 8 times and he’s been ejected once.

On November 28, 2017, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his 15-year career.  The Cleveland Cavaliers were playing LeBron’s former team the Miami Heat and James stole the ball from James Johnson.  LeBron tried to go coast-to-coast but Johnson bumped him and LeBron missed his shot.

James ran over to the referee and screamed at him because he thought Johnson fouled him.  The ref gave LeBron a double technical and he was ejected.

LeBron James has fouled out 8 times in his career.  On April 9, 2017 the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Atlanta Hawks.  James fouled out during overtime.  The referee made a horrible call.  The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 125-126.  Historically, the Cavs are 2-3 when LeBron fouls out.  When James played for the Miami Heat he fouled out of 3 games and the Heat lost each one.

  1. 12/18/2004, CLE vs BOS, L 107-114
  2. 11/24/2006, CLE @ IND, L 87-97
  3. 4/2/2008, CLE @ CHA, W 118-114
  4. 6/3/2012, MIA @ BOS, L 91-93
  5. 5/28/2013, MIA @ IND, L 92-99
  6. 1/10/2014, MIA @ BKN, L 95-104
  7. 2/6/2017, CLE @ WSH, W 140-135
  8. 4/9/2017, CLE @ ATL, L 125-126


Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-2010)

LeBron James fouled out of his first game as a NBA player on December 18, 2004.  The Cavaliers played the Boston Celtics at home.  This was the only home game LeBron has ever fouled out of.  They lost 107-114.  On November 24, 2006, James fouled out for the second time in his career in a lost against the Indiana Pacers.  On April 2, 2008 he fouled out in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.  The Cavs won the game 118-114.

How Many Times Has LeBron James Fouled Out In His Career?
How Many Times Has LeBron James Fouled Out In His Career?

Miami Heat (2010-2014)

On June 3, 2012, James fouled out against the Boston Cetics.  The Miami Heat lost 91-93.  This as the first time James fouled out of a postseason game.  In 2013, he fouled out of a game against the Indiana Pacers.  The Heat lost 92-99.  This was his second time fouling out during the postseason.

On January 10, 2014, James fouled out of a game against the Brooklyn Nets.  Miami lost 95-104.

Return to Cleveland (2014-present)

James fouled out on February 6, 2017 against the Washington Wizards.  The Cavaliers won the game140-135.  On April 9, 2017, James fouled out of an overtime game against the Atlanta Hawks.  The Cavs lost 125-126.  The referee made a mistake but LeBron handled it well.  He rushed to the bench to avoid receiving a technical foul.

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