As if LeBron James won't be facing enough pressure and scrutiny in less than two weeks when he plays in his first playoff series for the Miami Heat, possibly against the Knicks, James now has to deal with an off-court mess courtesy of his mom, Gloria.
Gloria James was arrested early Thursday morning by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a hotel valet worker. Police said that several witnesses supported the account of the valet, Sorel Rockefeller, who claimed that James assaulted him because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.
Police said that when they arrived at the Fontainebleau Hotel at 4:47 a.m., James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot. She was taken to Miami Beach police headquarters and issued a Promise to Appear on charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct.