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James Harden’s Flop Against Kawhi Leonard Prompts Wave of Memes, Jokes

James Harden had a crucial impact at both ends of the court on Sunday night as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108 to extend their winning streak to six games.

Harden finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Nets won a fifth consecutive game on the road, despite missing Kevin Durant again.

Harden’s offensive heroics were overshadowed by his defensive contribution. Specifically, the offensive foul that the eight-time All Star drew from Kawhi Leonard to seal the game for Brooklyn.

Down by two points and with 11 seconds left, the Clippers inbounded the ball to Leonard, who drove past Harden and tied the game at 110-110 with a simple layup. The referees, however, had a different view and penalized the Clippers star for an offensive foul after Harden rather theatrically hit the floor.

While Leonard stretched his left arm to make his way

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Woj Was Giddy To Break The James Harden Trade On ESPN’s ‘NFL Live’

James Harden is a Brooklyn Net. And Victor Oladipo is a Houston Rocket. And Caris LeVert is an Indiana Pacer. And Jarrett Allen is a Cleveland Cavalier.

Basically, a lot happened on Wednesday afternoon in the NBA, and when something as monstrous as the four-team James Harden deal takes place, it is Adrian Wojnarowski’s job to deliver the details to the masses both on the internet and on television. Usually, Woj pops up on The Jump or SportsCenter to talk NBA gossip and break down a trade like this, but in this instance, ESPN simply cannot wait to have him explain how a deal that sends a former MVP to play with another MVP and involves eight (8) draft picks and swaps and an All-Star going from a surprise fourth team back.

As it so happens, this trade broke just as the crew from NFL Live was settling in to

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LeBron James heckler dubbed ‘Courtside Karen’ apologizes

The Atlanta Hawks fan LeBron James dubbed “Courtside Karen” after a high-profile heckling incident Monday has apologized for her outburst.

She’s also been cleared to return to Hawks games along with the rest of her party that got kicked out of Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Hawks conducted an investigation into the incident and will not ban the four fans who were ejected on Monday from future games.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is shown against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
LeBron James’ Hawks heckler issued an apology on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The incident occurred in the fourth quarter of Monday’s Lakers win and prompted officials to halt play and call security when fans with sideline seats got heated with James. Juliana Carlos was particularly vocal and appeared to give James a middle-finger salute upon her ejection from State Farm Arena along with her husband and another couple.

She also dropped her mask

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LeBron James Calls Woman Ejected from Lakers Game After Heckling Him ‘Courtside Karen’

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Fans sitting courtside at Monday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks were ejected from the State Farm Arena after getting into a verbal altercation with LeBron James.

According to ESPN, Hawks fan Juliana Carlos and her husband, Chris Carlos, traded barbs with James, 36, in the fourth quarter of the game, which the Lakers won over the home team, 107-99.

In a video shared on Twitter by SportsCenter, Juliana can be seen without a mask — a violation of the NBA’s rules for fans attending games in person — shouting from her courtside seat at James, who could be seen seemingly speaking in response. A security staffer then approached Juliana as she sat back in her seat.

ESPN confirmed that Juliana, Chris and two other spectators were then removed from the game.

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