James Jaws With Atlanta Fans, Leads Lakers Past Hawks 107-99
ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James jawed with the socially distanced crowd in Atlanta and dominated down the stretch to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-99 victory over the Hawks. The Lakers took control with a 16-0 run book-ended around the end of the third and start of the fourth quarter. Atlanta closed to 98-97 on Trae Young’s 3-pointer.
But James responded with a 3 of his own, made a huge block, and finished off the Hawks with a layup.
The game was briefly halted and security called when James got into the dispute with some fans. He says it was no big deal.
According to ESPN, four courtside fans -- at least one of whom was not covering her face with a mask -- were ejected from Monday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks following a verbal spat with Lakers star LeBron James, the Hawks confirmed to ESPN.
Juliana Carlos, who later posted on social media, and her husband, Chris Carlos, exchanged words with James in the fourth quarter of the visiting Lakers' 107-99 win, prompting the ejection.