'Courtside Karen' ejected after clash with LeBron James during win over Hawks
Feb 04 2021
He didn't mind a bit - especially after the Lakers closed out a almost two-week-long trip with another victory.
'I don't want to say he went overboard but he went a little bit out of bounds, a little too close for comfort for me, ' James said, apparently referring to Chris Carlos. Juliana was caught by the TV cameras yelling and pointing at LeBron with her mask down.
James was seemingly speaking in response to Juliana, and after the exchange, a security staffer then approached Juliana as she sat back in her seat.
In a set of profanity-laced videos shared on her Instagram account, Carlos said she was minding her own business when James and her husband shouted at each other.
Juliana Carlos is an Instagram model, and she claims James harassed her husband Chris while they sat courtside, despite contradicting the logic that James was busying himself with his opponents. This is such f--ing bulls-t.
"F-- you, LeBron. You're going to let a 25-year-old girl intimidate you during a game?"
She later launched an expletive-laden rant at James on social media, calling him a "f-ing p--".
"And I stood up and I go 'don't f***ing talk to my husband, talk to my husband one more time and I will f*** you up".
Carlos said James then began verbally fighting with her, allegedly saying: 'Shut your mouth, dumb b***h'.
"I don't feel like it was warranted to be kicked out", he went on.
The weird altercation between James and the Hawks' fans raises some bigger issues. "I think that in this day in age, and particularly with what the world is going through, and specifically here in America in the sports world, to see fans heckling players and stuff like that is actually welcomed; to be honest with you".
Before the tweet, he spoke to the media and said he was happy fans were back in the stands and did not believe Juliana should have been kicked out over the verbal altercation. "I need that interaction". I need that interaction. "He said his piece, I said my piece and then when someone else jumped into it and said their peace but I didn't think they should've been kicked out".
A live microphone shows an ugly twist in the quarrel between a courtside Karen and LeBron James.
The Lakers took control with a 16-0 run bookended around the end of the third period and the beginning of the fourth.
The Hawks are one of nine National Basketball Association teams now allowing fans to attend their home games.
Davis, meanwhile, was satisfied after a victory that left the Lakers firmly on the tail of the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, who occupy the top two spots in the Western Conference.