But when something does get under his skin, he lets it be known.
And if you are the one who fires him up, you’ll want to watch out because James can be quite intimidating.
That time LeBron thought Austin Rivers wanted to fight 😅😭 pic.twitter.com/9nCUKs8YEz
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 14, 2022
Austin Rivers knows that very well.
There was a moment during the Orlando Bubble games of 2020 when James thought that Rivers wanted to fight him.
It all happened after James drew a foul when going to the basket.
Following the whistle, James lobbed up the ball and turned away, right before Rivers batted the ball and accidentally bounced it off of the back of James’ head.
James spun around, steamed and ready to go toe-to-toe, before he quickly realized no harm was intended.
It was one of the few times we have seen James approach someone in a hostile way.
The Strong, Silent Type
Make no mistake: James has gotten into some pretty intense squabbles during his time in the league.
Just last season, he was suspended after hitting Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons in the face, a move that ended in a near brawl between their two teams.
But generally, James is pretty chill when it comes to people shoving him or pushing his buttons.
In fact, what usually makes him angrier are the calls from refs, something he almost always gets passionate and animated about.
The moment between him and Rivers was just one of the many memorable ones from the Orlando Bubble.
The playoffs were obviously very unique and one-of-a-kind and resulted in the Lakers winning their 17th championship under the weirdest of all circumstances.