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‘Douche du Jour’: LeBron James’ Mother Arrested after Slapping Miami Hotel Employee

Gloria James, mother of NBA superstar LeBron James, was arrested by Miami Beach police following an incident in which she allegedly assaulted a hotel valet because it was taking too long to get her car delivered. According to ESPN.com, James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot when police arrived at the Fountainbleau Hotel early Thursday morning.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ.com reports that James was leaving a nightclub in the hotel at around 4:30 in the morning when the alleged altercation occurred. Police say several witnesses corroborated valet Sorel Rockfeller’s account of the incident.

LeBron James, who plays for the Miami Heat, said “it’s very sensitive because it’s your mother, of course. People around me are helping me, helping her.” “You have to move forward,” the 7-time NBA all-star and 2-time NBA MVP added. “It is my life. Just try to not let things be a distraction. I have a job to do. It’s a personal matter that’s being taken care of. She’s fine.”

This isn’t Gloria James’ first run-in with the law. She was arrested for drunk driving in 2006 in Akron, Ohio and charged with reckless driving, speeding, disorderly conduct and control of a motor vehicle under the influence. James received a suspended sentence, paid a fine and completed a drug and alcohol class following the incident.

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  1. MarsApril 7, 2011 at 7:21 pmReply

    LeBron’s mom still rolling at 4:30am – Props! If she could just get her slapping issues under control she may just end up being my role model…

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