Remember back in 2009, when Lebron James mother started yelling at Paul Pierce from the sidelines after she believed he fouled her son. Lebron immediately told her to “Sit Your Ass Down”, which sparked a huge debate on whether he was disrespectful to his mom. Well, that is exactly what he should have said to Gloria James last night, after she left Miami’s Fountainbleau hotel.
According to a source on the scene, Gloria was leaving a party at LIV with her girlfriends when a security escorted her to the valet area. (It is Fontainebleau’s policy to provide their VIP guests with an escort.) When Gloria arrived at the car, she couldn’t find her keys but was told by the Valet person that they were in the car.
She grew angry and swung at the valet guy with her purse, however, the bag didn’t hit him, so she slapped him in the face. The police were called to the scene and Gloria was taken into custody shortly after wards.
News of her arrest spread across twitter like wildfire this morning and in turn, sparked a bevy of jokes from Lebron fans and critics:
Word on the street is Lebron’s mom Gloria James was throwing them hands on South Beach like Pacquiao -@blksportsonline
LeBron James’ mom was arrested for assault and used her one phone call on LeBron. THAT is the only ring he’ll ever get in Miami. -@NotGaryBusey
LeBron’s mom was arrested this morning. But according to Delonte West, this was not her first time in handcuffs. -@thecp3movement
LeBron James’ mom arrested at hotel. @KingJames, I bet this really puts a damper on your 2K point celebration, uh gotta bail mom out of jail -@scotteeclarke
As a kid I used to think my mom was boring.Now, I’m glad she wasn’t the type to go to nightclubs and get into scuffles -@AngelaCRBrown