Report: LeBron's concert police escort under investigation

By Royce Young | NBA writer

Traffic en route to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert in Miami recently was a little bit cray.

And Miami's most important person had to get there. So naturally, LeBron James received an impromtu police escort which included driving on the wrong side of the road.

With the above video, LeBron captioned, "They treat us so well! Needed it cause traffic was nuts!!"

However, per TMZ, Miami-Dade PD are investigating the situation.

TMZ spoke with four police agencies -- Miami City PD, Miami Gardens PD, Florida Highway Patrol, and Miami-Dade PD -- and all stated on the record that it was not one of their cruisers leading LBJ to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake show on Friday night.


However, several law enforcement sources kept pointing us back to Miami-Dade PD, claiming that would be the agency with jurisdiction at Sun Life Stadium, where the concert was held.

While Miami-Dade initially denied involvement ... an officer with the agency now tells us they are "investigating" because LBJ's escort would've been a break from protocol.

We're told dignitaries typically make a written request for a police escort before an event -- and that didn't happen with LBJ.

So to recap, this is more of a Miami-Dade PD issue and less of a LeBron one. The details of how and why the escort happened are unknown.

Escorts are usually reserved for people like, you know, the president, but then again, we are talking about a king here.

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