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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: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:51 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

When I watch the NBA all I vision is someone left the cage doors open at the zoo.Sealed

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:27 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

You know, I actually think more highly of LeBron now.  I mean, he won't be winning any class or humility contests ever, but it appears that he was raised by a fairly poor human being so I guess he deserves credit for at least in part overcoming that.  I know that judgment may seem a little over the top, but honestly who treats service people like that?  I would never even think about acting that way towards another human being, even if I was getting questionable service.  What a bum.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:19 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

You've got it wrong.  They will lose in the first round.  Wade is hurt again as usual, Lebron has his issues/demons, and Bosh is lost.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:11 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

LeBron James' mom proves three things: you can't buy class,  you can't buy brains, and you can take the woman out of the 'hood, but you can't take the 'hood out of this woman. She's trashy.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:45 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

i wonder why she did not use her one call to communicate her troubles to delonte west?  i think she misses him and he must have been a good influence on this troubled woman.  I wonder which lackey got the call the 3 A.M. call to go pick up LeDung momma---And in northeast ohio, the head of quicken loans is once again laughing out loud.   once a low life--always a low life regardless of how much money one has.  Only thing to complete the picture will be LeChoke bowing out again in round 2 in Boston once again and blaming LeCoach and refusing to play for him again next season.--at least LeMomma will be able to see the love of her life when the team plane heads to beantown.

Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:40 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

You're a jerk.

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:12 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

   I would say LaBron was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but - it looks like his ma has a few problems with people who don't see her as important as she herself does. I see now it was with a silver basketball that Labron was born with.
    I don't particularily like LaBron, and I don't think I would like his mama either.

Since: Apr 1, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:01 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

One word  AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Love this

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 5:55 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

LeBron's mom my not be on the court, but she definitely has an effect on the psyche of the best player on the team.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 5:46 pm

Report: LeBron James' mother arrested in Miami

The only reason this is even a story is because it is LeBrons mother.  Check the police blotters across the country for last night and there were probably hundreds of arrests for drunkeness, disorderly conduct etc that don't involve the familes of so called famous people.  This is not LeBrons fault, it is his mothers fault.  She is an adult and should be held accountable for her actions.  I'm not a LeBron fan but this should not reflect on him however and unfortunately, he is being dragged into this mess.  Maybe he should have let her sit in jail for a few days.  Now the valet who was assaulted can sue LeBrons mother which even though LeBron would not be responsible for paying any monetery damages himself, it would just keep this incident out there in the public eye. Also @ arena's across the country where he plays he may now here taunts about his mothers actions which could affect his mental approach to the playoff games and all over something that is not his fault.  

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