Things escalated quickly during last Monday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks. Juliana Carlos was one of the instigators behind what went down, and she is now apologizing and taking full responsibility for her argument with LeBron James.
Apologizing to LeBron James
Juliana Carlos took to her Instagram to make a public apology for screaming, yelling, and even cursing at LeBron James during the game. She admitted that she lost her cool and even removed her mask due to the heat of the moment.
Carlos added that her husband was a huge fan of all sports and that she didn’t think sports would be sports without some trash talk. She stated that the altercation could have been a quick back-and-forth between the two adults, but it got out of hand and she ended up standing up for her man.
She got defensive, used offensive language, and would have taken the higher road. She even got ejected from the game, along with her husband. However, Juliana Carlos takes full responsibility for her actions and apologized to LeBron James.
What Was the Reason for the Argument?
During the Lakers vs. Hawks game that took place in Atlanta, Juliana Carlos, who is an Instagram model, sat courtside with her husband, Chris Carlos.
Chris reportedly got into a heated verbal argument with LeBron James and later, Juliana got involved. However, she took things to another level by screaming, cussing, and even flipping off LeBron.
The argument got so intense that the referees stopped the game and ejected Juliana and her husband from the building. Juliana then took to her IG live to tell her side of the story. According to her, it all started after LeBron had said something to her husband and she stood up to tell LeBron not to talk to her husband like that. LeBron James then apparently told her to “Sit the f**k down, b***h.”
LeBron James is no stranger to the NBA playoffs picture, but is time running out for him to earn his fourth ring? He isn’t getting any younger, and this year might be the 36-year-old star’s best chance at getting another championship title.
A Long Career
LeBron James has been performing at an MVP level for many years, and even at 36 years old, he remains a standout player in the league. The Lakers star is approaching 60,000 career minutes, however, which would make him one of only three players to achieve that milestone. He can only keep going for so long.
In hindsight, it’s not a huge shock to see the Lakers leading the Western Conference after 63 games, but it wasn’t a guarantee. Combining Davis and James has worked perfectly, and the chemistry in the team seems to be great. However, with what is essentially going to be a shootout for Finals places when the NBA resumes, can the Lakers clinch the title?
The suspended season may work in LeBron’s favor, as he was one of only 27 players to play over 2,000 minutes during the regular season this year. It took a lot of effort to bring the Lakers to the Western Conference pinnacle, and he just needs to keep it up for a little longer. The rest will also have done Davis some good as he has only played over 85% of his team’s games three times in eight seasons, including this year. Davis might not have another relatively injury-free season before LeBron’s other-worldly talents begin to fade.
All the pieces are in place for the Lakers to take the title this year, and they may not be able to reach this level again. Then again, the Lakers could bring in more free-agent signings next season and be even stronger should they miss out on the championship this year.