LeBron James' mom arrested at hotel
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The mother of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] basketball star [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.
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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.
Gloria James was arrested on drunken driving charges in 2006 in Akron, Ohio. She was given a suspended sentence, fined and ordered to complete a drug and alcohol class after pleading no contest to reckless operation, speeding, disorderly conduct and physical control of a motor vehicle under the influence.
The Heat played the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] at home Wednesday night, and Gloria James has routinely attended her son's home games. The Heat lost Wednesday, 90-85.
ESPN.com NBA writers Michael Wallace and Brian Windhorst and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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If he was playing for the Knicks... He would be getting hounded right now. I doubt anyone cares down in South Beach, where his only worry is his former high school buddy follwing him on the beat.
MAN I am so glad fate gave us Carmelo and Stoudemire instead of James & Bosh! Carmelo is nowhere near the player Lebron is, but CALL ME CRAZY for wanting to root for him more than LJ.
Anyway... Let's root for the HEAT now. We can get in his head. Play the tune GLORIA really loud at MSG... G-L-O-R-DWI-A, GLORIA!