Four fans were ejected from Monday's game between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers after a verbal spat with Lakers star LeBron James. Juliana Carlos, one of the four ejected fans, could have been heard saying; "Shut the f--- up.
Don't talk to my husband like that." Referees stopped the game after hearing all the talk and ejected the fans for the heated words toward James. After the game, Carlos took to Instagram to explain her version of what happened.
"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," she 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, bitch.' And I go, 'Don't f---ing call me a bitch. You sit the f--- down. Get the f--- out of here. Don't f---ing talk to my husband like that.' "
James still happy to have fans
It wasn't a pleasant situation for James to be in but still he's happy to have fans in NBA arenas.
"At the end of the day, I'm happy fans are back in the building," he said after putting up 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to help L.A. to the road win. "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." The Lakers acknowledged that they would still welcome fans to their NBA games. "We love having fans at the game. Whether we're home or away, it just brings back the game that we love, that joy from the fans and the support,"Lakers big man Anthony Davis said.
"Whether it's 500 people or 1,000, 1,500, whatever it is, it's always enjoyable to play in front of a crowd." "I love our fans," James reiterated. "Laker Nation and everybody else that's against Laker Nation.
It just feels better. Fans in the stands is just -- it's just better. It's better for everybody -- especially on the last game of a 14-day road trip."