The NBA now has their very own “Karen”.
On Monday night, a woman got kicked out of the Hawks-Lakers game for getting into a heated verbal confrontation with LeBron while sitting courtside.
The referees stopped the game after LeBron was heckled by a spectator in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/apoDqvt4ll
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2021
After the game, the woman took to Instagram and claimed she got kicked out for telling LeBron “I’m going to fuck up” after LeBron apparently cursed out her husband.
LeBron James looked at my husband during the game and cussed him out and I stood up and I go don’t fucking talk to my husband, talk to my husband one more time and I’m going to fuck you up and he started fighting with me and he goes shut your mouth dumb bitch.
The woman continued to berate LeBron on Instagram.
Hawks Karen is still going at LeBron on Instagram “Excuse my I have courtside seats that I pay for, fuck you LeBron you’re a fucking pussy”
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 2, 2021
LeBron apparently thought the entire incident was funny and dubbed the woman “courtside Karen” on Twitter.
Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 2, 2021
Before the tweet, LeBron spoke to the media and said he didn’t believe she should have gotten kicked out over some heated trash talk.
LeBron James on what happened courtside with the fan pic.twitter.com/S1kQdsCsbq
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) February 2, 2021
“I don’t feel like it was warranted to be kicked out,” h
“There was a back and forth between two grown men, he said his piece, I said my piece, then someone else jumped into it and said their piece.
“I don’t think they should have been kicked out…but they might have had a couple of drinks maybe, and they could have probably kept it going during the game and it wouldn’t have been about the game no more.
“I think the referees did what they had to do.”