It’s what history teachers will be explaining to students in the classrooms of the future.
The story essentially goes that superstar LeBron James had a fan dubbed “Courtside Karen” ejected from the Lakers and Hawks game in Atlanta. Apparently, her husband got into it with James and she was simply defending him with her harsh words directed toward The King.
For those who are unaware, this is what “Karen” means here in 2021 and no, it’s not the girl who lived down the street back in the year 1985 anymore:
“Karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors.”
Now, there’s a lot to take away from this encounter between LeBron and the woman who was ejected from the game. First of all, it’s interesting that fans are even allowed to sit courtside to watch the games with the current pandemic still in full effect. One would think fans would be at least a few rows back of the players…
Warning: Swear words in this video!
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 2, 2021
My question becomes…what was this woman actually going to do?
Run onto the court and start punching LeBron James like Rocky Balboa would in the ring? Yeah, I don’t see that outcome ending positively for anyone involved.
Part of going to a sporting event is agreeing to this idea that you must behave as a fan. Sure, if someone is sitting in the upper deck and cussing out the players, it’s a lot different than the front row. The players can actually hear that and those in charge of keeping the games orderly can too. Even so, fans sitting anywhere can and do get kicked out…
The husband of this woman should have been like, “Yo, chill out it’s all good babe. Let’s just watch the game.”
Now, I don’t want to be “that guy” but I’m going to be. What dude lets his WIFE defend him in that situation and in that context? She should be enjoying the game and not sparring with LeBron James of all people.
In summation, is this story the biggest in sports?
Of course not.
It’s primarily stupid for a number of reasons. However, something that involves LeBron James, 99% of the time cool, calm and collected, getting into it with fans. It certainly drew my interest.