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Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Posted on: April 7, 2011 9:28 am
Edited on: April 7, 2011 7:30 pm
LeBron James' mother Gloria James arrested on South Beach. 
Posted by Matt Moore

Update: 5:27 p.m.:  Here's a little reaction more from James in an video

"I think it's a sensitive subject. It's a personal matter and it's been taken care of ... She's fine ... She's fine. You have to move forward. It is my life, things you have to deal with, like I said, I try not to let it be a distraction. I have a job to do."

Update 2:10 p.m.: James spoke to reporters this morning on the subject. 
"It's a sensitive subject. It's a personal matter that's being taken care of. She's fine."
Update 2:03 p.m.: Marcel Mutoni of SLAM and Bruce Arthur of the National Post  share this detail from the police report: LeBron sent a team executive , head of the Miami Heat charitable fund to pick up Gloria James from jail. That could have been Heat PR's call, to try and avoid the scene of LeBron or one of his associates picking his mother up from jail. This doesn't play well, either, however. The whole situation is painful and embarrassing and being played out in public. 

Update 12:50 p.m.: A police report filed says that James was arrested under the influence of alcohol, and that the charge stemmed from her slapping a valet. Then later she became hostile with the cops. . From TMZ: 
The cop says the valet explained that he retrieved James' car and put it on the valet ramp in front of the hotel while Gloria and a female driver stood around talking to people for 30 minutes. Finally, the valet says he turned the car off.

The valet says (Gloria James) then approached him and stated, "Where are my (expletive) keys(?)" and continued yelling profanities at the victim."

The report explains, "Then for no apparent reason the arrestee struck the victim with an open had [sic] across the right side of his face and in the process causing herself to lose her balance and falling to the ground."

After (Gloria James) was transported to a nearby police station, the report continues, a shift commander -- Lt. Acosta -- tried to speak with James who responded, "I'm trying to trust you but I don't trust your kind ... I don't trust that officer who arrested me."
via LeBron's Mom to Cop -- 'I Don't Trust Your Kind' | .

As you can see from the comments below, mankind is reacting to this story with the usual amount of restraint and caution of judgment it usually does. 
Original report:  When LeBron James packed up and headed down to Miami (while keeping his home in Akron), he talked a lot about what was best for his family. This is probably not what he meant. LeBron's mother Gloria was reportedly arrested last night at the Fontainebleau resort on Miami Beach for misdemeanor assault. No other details are available, we'll keep you posted right here. 

This isn't the first time James' mother has had trouble. She was last arrested on a DUI charge in 2006, and James famously had to tell his mother to sit down and stop yelling during a game. She's been at the center of a lot of controversy for James, and this probably won't help matters. But James continues to stick by her, because she's all the family he's got outside of his long-time girlfriend and his two sons. 

James has clearly done what he can to try and provide her with a stable life to avoid situations like this. With the Heat dropping a key game in the playoff race to the Bucks Wednesday night, James can't afford to have these kind of distractions, with just a little over a week before playoffs begin.
Category: NBA

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 9:17 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Mz James to Lt Acosta:  "I'm trying to trust you but I don't trust your kind ... I don't trust that officer who arrested me."

Your kind?  Hmm...would that be law abiding, hard working American?  Or non-black?  My guess is the latter.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 9:07 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Nice. 5th grade humor and racism. all mixed into one nice, little package. CBS Sports must be proud to be the host for all of this.

Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:30 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami


Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 6:02 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

This lady is just bad news... As LBJ gets older her alcoholism and addicitons will wear her brain out. She'll be paying that poor valet a buch of cash to stay out of jail this time.

Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 1:37 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Hey all you have to do is body her ... and slam dunk her a few times ... hit her from behind and you won't see her face ....

Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 12:54 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Lets set the record straight ... you said he doesn't beat his wife  .... never even knew he was married ... ohhh those are bastard children ... want me to bring up any more trash you have somehow overlooked??? It doesn't get any worse then that. Once a bastard always a bastard.

Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 12:42 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

How time flys.... you must have forgotten when LeBron bought his mother a Hummer before he was even picked by the Cavs for the NBA .... putting the cart before the horse ..... thats the same thing the Ohio State players did and LeBron was never punished cause he wasn't in college ... cause he didn't go to one.... "the dummy". 

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2011 12:34 am

Conversation between Lebron & Mama Re: affair

Lebron:  Oh mama, please please donda do dat!

Mamma:  But 'Bron-bron baby, u know dat mama even need some LeBrick sometahms too, baby.

Lebron:  Oh but mama, couldn't it be Bob Barker or Bob Hope or just somebody named Bob, just not this young, tattoo'd 13" teammate of mine, mama!!

Lebron:  I will be berry, berry ashamed mama!  I will be berry, berry scayered of me AND my team,  BOF of us dat is, habbin been in mama's pwyvates.  Oh mama, pwease pwease no!

Mamma:  I sorry Bron-bron, but mamma needed some LeBrick-stick too.  And its yo fault anyways fo habbin this younga-hunka-LUB ova at our house fo Mama's Ba-be-qqqU Brisket Jello shots on his hot tattoo'd body.  

Mamma:  Oh Bron-bron....oh you should have seen yo mama .....SLAMMIN, JAMMIN (well .....he was jammin, but I was a hootin anna hollerin, lemme tell ya Boy!    OOOOOOUUUU DOGGGIEE!!!

Lebron:   {scratches sack then smells fingers}

Mamma:  Should I tell ya what else he taught me about the "rim" ??       Ooooouuuh Bron-Bron, ooouh baby!!


Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 12:30 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Simple.....You can take the family out of the hood, but can't take hood outta mommy !

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 12:03 am

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

  Well the s is kinda close to the c......And yes.....if we don't change our education system we will be serving burgers to the chinese soon.....Do the Chinese cater to the mediocre like we do?  I bet they make sure the dumb people have an equal shot at everything too right???  haha.... "you know what....he is pretty dumb.....but we should at least give him a shot at being a nuclear physicist....highly unlikely he would melt down a village"  That is a statement you hear in the United States....but never in China....Equal Opportunity Employer is code for,,,,,,THE BEST PERSON WILL NOT GET THE JOB!!!

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