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‘Courtside Karen’ Apologizes to LeBron James After Verbal Fight at Lakers Game

by Joe Rutland
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It appears that “Courtside Karen” is apologizing for her behavior toward Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James on Monday night.

Juliana Carlos, an Instagram model, issued an apology after her sideline behavior caused her, her husband Chris Carlos, and two of their friends to be ejected from Staples Center. The Lakers were playing the Atlanta Hawks, for whom Chris Carlos is a big fan. He doesn’t like LeBron James, either.

At some point, Juliana Carlos turned into a yelling, screaming, cussing, finger-flipping fan. Her reaction and ultimate ejection by NBA referees was all caught on video.

Juliana Carlos Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ For Her Actions

On Tuesday, Juliana Carlos said she was sorry for her behavior and saying she takes “full responsibilty.”

“To say things escalated quickly at yesterday’s game is an understatement,” Carlos said in a statement, “and I want to apologize for losing my cool and removing my mask in the heat of the moment.

“My husband is a huge sports fan and we’re passionate people, and let’s be real; sports wouldn’t be sports without a little trash-talking.”

“What should have been quick back-and-forth between two adults got out of hand and my natural instinct to stand up for the man I love kicked in,” Carlos said.

“Did I get defensive when that happened? Yes,” she said. “Did I use offensive language when I could have taken the higher road? yes. And for these things, I take full responsibility.”

LeBron James Becomes Target For Hatred From Carloses

They were attending the NBA game after a season where the league shut down league play in arenas due to COVID-19 for the last half of last season.

Take a look at how the whole scene breaks down between LeBron James and the woman he dubs “Courtside Karen.”

Juliana started yelling at James, who was playing on the court, after her husband started yelling at him, too.

Before her apology, though, Juliana Carlos went to her Instagram profile and told her side of it all.

“So, I’m minding my own business, and Chris has been a Hawks fan forever,” Juliana Carlos said. “He has this issue with LeBron. I don’t have an issue with LeBron. I don’t give a f**k about LeBron.”

James Tweets About ‘Courtside Karen’ After Victory

“Anyway, I’m minding my own business, drinking, having fun,” Juliana Carlos said. “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**k down, b*tch.’

“And I go, ‘Don’t f**king call me a b*tch. You sit the f**k down. Get the f**k out of here. Don’t f**king talk to my husband like that.'”

After the game, LeBron James tweeted out, “Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!!”

By the way, the Lakers beat the Hawks 107-99.