LeBron James’ ‘Courtside Karen’ Apologizes: To Say Things Escalated Is An Understatement
Update #2 (Feb. 3rd): The woman dubbed “Courtside Karen”, Juliana Carlos, has issued an apology to LeBron James after she heckled the Los Angeles Lakers star before being removed from the game.
She issued an apology to the NBA player on Instagram after going viral.
“About last night… To say things escalated quickly at yesterday’s game is an understatement, 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 a 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. Did I get defensive when that happened? Yes. Did I use offensive language when I could have taken the higher road? Yes.”
She ended with,
“And for these things, I take full responsibility.”
Original Story (Feb. 2nd): LeBron James couldn’t help but mock a woman after she, along with her husband, was ejected from Monday night’s (Feb. 1st) game for heckling him.
He took to Twitter and wrote,
“Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!!”
He also added a handful of laughing Emojis.
During the L.A. Lakers’ game against the Atlanta Hawks, referees removed the woman, Juliana Carlos, and her husband, Chris Carlos, for going a little too hard against LeBron James. She alleged that Chris Carlos got into a screaming match with the NBA star. Juliana Carlos herself removed her COVID-19 mask to yell at LeBron James. Referees ultimately stopped the game to remove the couple.
The referees stopped the game after LeBron was heckled by a spectator in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/apoDqvt4ll
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2021
Juliana Carlos hopped on Instagram Live to share her own version of what happened. She said in a profanity-laced video: