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LeBron James told to ‘watch his mouth’ for swearing by woman in Lakers crowd

LeBron James suffered the indignity of being told off by a lady in the crowd after he shouted 'F**K' during the La Lakers' 142-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

James was also outperformed by his team-mate Anthony Davis, who became just the third Lakers player of the decade to drop 50 points in a single NBA game.

Kobe Bryant achieved the feat 25 times in his career, while 'The King' has racked up a half century on 12 occasions.

The 34-year-old still tallied 34 points as the Lakers moved to 21-3, but he was clearly feeling frustrated as he made his way toward the bench during the second quarter.

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James yelled ‘F**k!’, which did not sit well with a woman sitting behind the scorer’s table, who took umbrage at what she presumably considered to be unnecessary explicit language.

A video clip shows the woman telling James to “Watch your mouth” after his loud curse.

It’s not clear if James heard the woman as he did not react.

Meanwhile, James has apologised for his blatant 'travel' in the Lakers' recent win over the Utah Jazz, describing the incident as a brain malfunction.

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Bojan Bogdanovic screamed and pointed at the referee to blow the whistle after his opponent clearly stopped bouncing the ball while progressing down the court, but the refs took no action.

"It was the worst thing, probably one of the worst things I've ever done in my career," James said. "I didn't realize I did it until halftime. One of my coaches showed me.

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"I think at the same time, I was watching the underneath play, and KCP and Donovan got into it. KCP started to run, and Donovan bumped into him, he fell on the ground.

"I think I was ready to pass the ball, and my brain just kind of just, I had a malfunction. I really had a malfunction.

"I feel bad for the refs on that one because they'll probably get a write-up on that or something."

James and the Lakers face Orlando Magic next up on Thursday night.

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