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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: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 9:21 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:48 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Wow, this is refreshing! Instead of a story of some pro athlete making the headlines by being arrested in this case it's the pro athlete's mom being arrested. What a twist. 

Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:34 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

Report from Cleveland.."Lebron fans take to the streets in jubliant mood after hearing that James family will be selling family estate in Akron and moving to South Beach permanently". News at 11:00!

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:31 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

I am not a Lebron James fan but we do not know what his mother had to endure to raise LeBron.  Single mothers have to go thru so much more to raise young men.  LeBron should never listen to anyone who tells him to abandon his mother just because of a few problems.  Get her help and let her know she was wrong, but never leave her on her own. 
I don't care who you are all old people black white asian hispanic have that little bit of racism inside them that sometimes comes out.  LeBron's mom has major issues and shoud be held accountable for them.  Maybe a few nights without freedom would calm her down,  but never try to judge someone when we do not know where they have been or gone thru to get to the point of where they made the mistake.  Lebron still needs to atone for being a schmuck to people that trusted him and just make sure his mom knows he supports her and that she needs help.  Hopefully he takes the high road and apologizes for her and makes her do the same.

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:25 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

You can take the family out of the hood but you can't take the HOOD out of the family. She is a lost cause in relation to being a normal social person--poor Lebron has to really be embarrassed by her thugish behavior.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:15 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

LeGina's dad (aka Delonte West) better keep that pimp hand strong.  Sounds like she is a real ghetto rat.

Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:09 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

so she banged Delonte West too?..she must really be fucked up ,,,as he is the ugliest mofo in sports..

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:09 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

This is funny!!!

Since: Apr 7, 2011
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:07 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami can take the woman out of the ghetto, but you can't.......

Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:04 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

I'm waiting for the race it comes...

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