24/7 News Source - The NBA's "King" is getting a royal lashing by the British media for putting his arm around Prince William's wife Kate in a photo-op after the Cavaliers beat the Nets on Monday night.

Minutes after LeBron James scored 18 points in the Cavs 110 to 88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, he took several pictures with the royal couple. James was still wearing his sweaty Cavs t-shirt when he wrapped his arm around the Duchess breaking royal protocol. The sign of affection is a breach of proper etiquette.

The British media pointed out that this is the latest failure of American manners. First Lady Michelle Obama put her arm around Queen Elizabeth the Second at Buckingham Palace in 2009.

King James gave the royal couple cupcakes, a jersey for the baby and another team jersey that said Cambridge on the back.