- LeBron James got into a confrontation with a couple sitting courtside on Monday, and officials ejected the couple.
- In a video posted by the woman, Juliana Carlos, James can be heard calling her husband, Chris, who initiated the confrontation, “Ol’ steroid arse.”
- Chris had previously posted on Instagram that he didn’t like James.
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The Atlanta Hawks are officially reviewing the courtside confrontation that took place on Monday between LeBron James and two fans, according to The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner and Johan Buva.
Play was momentarily stopped between the Los Angeles Lakers and Hawks when James exchanged words with two fans sitting courtside. One fan, Juliana Carlos, took off her mask to yell and point at James, at which time the referees interjected.
Carlos later posted on Instagram, alleging James cursed at her husband, then told her to sit down while calling her a “dumb b—-.”
In a video Carlos later posted to Instagram of the incident, The Athletic reported the only audible comments James made were calling Juliana’s husband, Chris, “Ol’ steroid arse.”
Here’s the video Juliana posted:
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) February 2, 2021
Juliana said on Instagram after the game that she told James, “Don’t f—ing talk to my husband. Talk to my husband one more time, and I will f— you up.”
After the game, James called Juliana “Courtside Karen.”
Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!! ????????????????????????????
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 2, 2021
Juliana had also said on Instagram that her husband Chris had had an “issue” with James.
Chris Carlos previously posted photos of James on Instagram in which he said he didn’t like James. In another, he said James “almost sat his big arse on my phone and wallet.”
After the game, James said while the couple may have had too many drinks, he said he didn’t think they should have been thrown out.
“They might’ve had some alcoholic beverages on the side, so it made them feel a little tougher than what they really are, I would say,” James said.
He added: “He said his piece, I said my piece. And then somebody else jumped into it and said their piece, but I didn’t think they should have been kicked out. But they might have had a couple drinks, maybe. And they could have probably kept it going during the game, and the game wouldn’t have been about the game no more. So I think the referees did what they had to do. And I mean, it’s fine.”
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