LeBron James Fires Back at ‘Courtside Karen’ After Female Heckler Ejected During Game

by Madison Miller
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Even legendary Lakers player LeBron James agrees, Karens are the worst.

At last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks, James got into an altercation with a woman in the front row. She was ejected from the game along with three others. One of which was not using a face mask.

LeBron James Responds to ‘Courtside Karen’

Despite the two getting into an argument during the game, it’s all in good fun for LeBron James now. He took to Twitter to write, “Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!!”

So what was it that got the woman kicked out last night?

Juliana Carlos and her husband were sitting in the front row watching the game. They are both Hawks fans. During the fourth quarter, Chris Carlos exchanged a few words with James.

Juliana would later post a video on her Instagram account that closely showed exactly what happened. It was enough to get security, referees, players, and fans all involved.

In the video she posted, she is heard saying, “”Shut the f— up. Don’t talk to my husband like that,” according to ESPN. She is standing on the sidelines, mask at the chin, pointing a finger at James. One fan yells at her to put her mask up. In order to attend NBA games, all fans and other personnel must be wearing a facial covering at all times. The Hawks are one of the teams allowing fans back in the stadium again.

Courtside Altercation Leads to Ejection

While it seems pretty out of the blue that she started yelling at LeBron James, she explained it on her social media. The video is her talking to the camera explaining what she says is her side of the story. Now, her and her husband are quickly being scrutinized all over social media. People are pointing out their age gap, criticizing the way they look, and their past posts on social media.

“So, I’m minding my own business, and Chris has been a Hawks fan forever. He’s been watching the games for 10 years. Whatever, he has this issue with LeBron. I don’t have an issue with LeBron. I don’t give a f— about LeBron. Anyway, I’m minding my own business, drinking my [beverage], having fun. All of the sudden, LeBron says something to my husband, and I see this and I stand up. And I go, ‘Don’t f—ing talk to my husband.’ And he looks at me and he goes, ‘Sit the f— down, b—-.’ And I go, ‘Don’t f—ing call me a b—-. You sit the f— down. Get the f— out of here. Don’t f—ing talk to my husband like that.”

Thrilled to See Fans Back

Despite being screamed at by a woman, LeBron James is as always thrilled to be playing the game. Due to the pandemic, he is especially happy that he gets to play in front of fans in a stadium again. He actually said that “I don’t feel like it was warranted to be kicked out.”

However, it is quite possible that alcohol played a factor. In addition, Chris (the husband) said something that was very much “out of bounds,” according to the player.

He even said that, “At the end of the day, I’m happy fans are back in the building … I miss that interaction … We as players need that interaction.”

Including with Karen herself. Although, she didn’t quite make it to the end of the game to see the Hawks lose.

The altercation didn’t set the Lakers back at all. They came out with a 107-99 win against the Hawks in front of a stadium of Hawks fans. The Lakers will be playing the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 4, hopefully with no Karens in attendance.

H/T: ESPN

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