LeBron James may be in self-isolation, but could be in for a costly fight after reports he is being sued for posting a photo of himself.
Mitchell allegedly took the epic photo back in December 13, 2019, which captured King James dunking on Meyers Leonard during a Lakers vs. Heat game in Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Professional photographer Steve Mitchell filed a federal lawsuit on March 17 against James and his businesses Uninterrupted Digital Ventures and LRMR Ventures, LLC, according to multiple reports.
"'Space Jam' has always been scheduled to come out in June of 2021, so we're kind of (okay)", James said (starts at the 38-minute mark). Some photographers will use their photos being used by the superstar to their advantage, but Mitchell instead chose to file a lawsuit against James, claiming that LeBron infringed on his copyright by posting the image.
Mitchell states that the photo was not authorized for use and requests damages that reflect any profits or income resulting from the display of the photo.
James has more than 62 million Instagram followers. James captioned the photo "What.A.Time.To.Be.Alive, and I'm LIVING with Pure Joy! Thank you." The post has accrued more than 2.1 million likes. It also would have been James' second appearance in Cleveland since joining Los Angeles in free agency during the summer of 2018.
This isn't the first time James has addressed playing in empty arenas.