LeBron James couldn’t handle a heckler at Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, so the 25-year-old woman he nicknamed “Courtside Karen” was ejected from the game.
James apparently can only handle adoring fans. And, any criticism of the star basketball player and social justice warrior was not permitted courtside.
Woman Kicked Out For Heckling LeBron
Fans are scarce at games these days because of the pandemic.
Typically, basketball stars have to deal with an entire arena of hecklers when they are playing on the road.
But there was one Hawks fan who really got to LeBron.
Juliana Carlos was bothersome enough to LeBron James that she, her husband and two other spectators had to be escorted out of the arena.
The Los Angeles Laker couldn’t handle the pressure that Carlos dished out. See the the video below.
Great to have fans creating content at games again ?pic.twitter.com/IbJZah2ffo
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) February 2, 2021
The ejected fan claims that LeBron started it by yelling at her husband Chris who is an avid Hawks fan. She took to Instagram stories to get out her side of the incident.
Woman Says LeBron Started It
“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,” Juliana says in the video.
“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,’” she continued on her Instagram Story which ended up in the tweet below.
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) February 2, 2021
ESPN reports that Juliana Carlos can be heard saying to LeBron, “Shut the f— up. Don’t talk to my husband like that.” She pulled down her mask to yell at LeBron and was asked to wear it properly.
Juliana and Chris Carlos, who are regular fixtures at Hawks games, didn’t have enough pull to stay for the remainder of the game.
They were forced to take the walk of shame off the floor.
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LeBron James Responds
After the game, LeBron spoke with reporters and downplayed the event. However, Lakers coach Vogel was less than thrilled since the woman had her mask hanging off her face.
“At the end of the day, I’m happy fans are back in the building,” he said. “I miss that interaction. I need that interaction; we as players need that interaction. I don’t feel like it was warranted to be kicked out.”
Here’s what LeBron has to say:
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) February 2, 2021
But, he did get a dig at Juliana Carlos on social media. LeBron James tweeted about the encounter by saying. “Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!”
Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!! ???????
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 2, 2021