LeBron James' mom (allegedly) takes her valet assaulting talents to South Beach
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- April 7, 2011 - 2:15 PM
Gloria James, the mother of Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James, was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.
After practice on Thursday, when asked about the incident, LeBron James said he was being helped with the situation and called it a personal matter.
Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot when officers arrived at the Fontainebleau Hotel at about 4:47 a.m. ET Thursday.
Police said several witnesses supported valet worker Sorel Rockfeller's account of the alleged assault.
Gloria James was taken to the Miami Beach police department, where she was issued a promise to appear on charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct. A police report says she was released to Heat executive Steve Stowe.
"It's very sensitive because it's your mother, of course," LeBron James said Thursday after practice. "People around me are helping me, helping her."
Guess you know where you stand in the executive pecking order when you're the one who gets sent to pick up the superstar's mom from jail.
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