CLEVELAND, June 12 (UPI) -- Viewers of the NBA Finals got more than they bargained for Thursday night, when a live ABC camera caught a quick flash of LeBron James' genitals on the court before tipoff of game 4.
The incident quickly became a topic of discussion on social media channels like Twitter.
"Best way to defend LeBron is to get him to show his [expletive] on TV," one person tweeted.
Thursday's accidental flash evoked memories of Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" -- during which Justin Timberlake tore open a patch of the singer's clothing during halftime at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.
The Federal Communications Commission fined CBS $550,000 for the incident, which was later vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Golden State Warriors won Thursday's game 103-82 to even the best-of-seven NBA Finals at two games apiece.
James is looking to deliver Cleveland's first major sports championship since the NFL's Browns won that league's title in 1964 -- six years before the NFL merged with the rival AFL -- and break the infamous "Cleveland Sports Curse."
In the last 50 years, several Cleveland teams have come tantalizingly close to winning a championship -- only to collapse at the finish line.
The 1997 Indians held a lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning of World Series game 7, only to surrender the tying run and ultimately lose the game -- and the series -- in extra innings.
Game 5 is set for Sunday back in Oakland and will be broadcast by ABC at 8 p.m. EDT.