LeBron James got called out by a New York City commuter this week for filming their subway ride without permission.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star was taking the train when he decided to start filming the people around him. The guy sitting beside James, however, was not interested in being a part of the video and asked him, “Can you not?” while pushing the camera away.
The encounter quickly went viral. "The random guy sitting next to LeBron on the subway is a perfect welcome to NYC reality," one viewer tweeted.
The annoyed rider has since been identified as real estate agent James Michael Angelo. He tells For the Win that he didn't recognize James and thought the Cavs were a college basketball team.
"I noticed a bunch of tall guys getting on the train, but I was listening to U2 and I didn’t want to be filmed," Angelo explains. "To be honest with you, they got on and they completely squished me and he was really unaware of his space."
He adds, "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 on the subway."