Heat Vs. Cavaliers: One Cleveland Fan Arrested, Four Ejected In LeBron James' Return

When LeBron James prepared to return to Cleveland for the first time as a member of the Miami Heat for Thursday's national TV game against the Cavaliers, everyone feared the worst. The Heat didn't announce their travel plans or practice schedule to local media, fearing a fan crush or worse. Extra security was brought into Quicken Loans Arena to prevent fans from getting too close to their villain, and every precaution short of wrapping LeBron in kevlar was taken.

So did any Cleveland fans actually do anything bad, outside cat calls, booing, chants and insult-laden signs? The Cavaliers announced late Thursday that one fan in attendance was arrested for unruly behavior, and four others were ejected from The Q. The team also reported that arena security confiscated 12 inappropriate t-shirts and 24 such signs

According to WKYC-TV in Cleveland, one fan tried to burn a LeBron Cavs jersey outside the arena before the game. Unfortunately, he was three feet away from a police officer. The cop discouraged the protest. WKYC also reports the arena area was full of plain-clothes police, many of whom were in the arena for the game as well.

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