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LeBron's Mom

'Apparently Intoxicated'

4/7/2011 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria James -- LeBron's mother -- was "apparently intoxicated" when she allegedly slapped a valet at a fancy Miami Beach hotel this morning ... this according to police.

Gloria James Drunk
The Miami Beach PD released a statement ... explaining, "Mr. Sorel Rockfeller, a hotel valet worker, claimed he was assaulted by Ms. James, who was angered because her car was taking too long to be delivered. Several witnesses supported Mr. Rockfeller’s account of what occurred."

The statement continues. "Both Ms. James and the driver of the vehicle were initially uncooperative with the investigating officer.  Ms. James was apparently intoxicated as she had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath."

"Ms. James was arrested and taken to the Miami Beach Police Department where she was processed, issued a Promise to Appear and subsequently released."

James was charged with simple battery and disorderly intoxication.    

Sources tell us the valet sought medical attention after the incident -- but is expected to return to work.

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ee cummings    

Was the valet black or white ?

1264 days ago


Well he has no class! What makes you think his high school drop out single mother would?

1264 days ago

Jason M    

Time for her to go on CELEBRITY REHAB!! Yaaaayyyyy!

1264 days ago

geo walsh    

It was probably Delonte on her breath

1264 days ago


where was Delonte?

1264 days ago


we are all responsable for our own behavior. this mom sounds very unhappy and distrusting and too much alcohol makes paranoia worse. no amount of money can buy poise, good manners and self-control. no one is above the law, and this incident should remind high profile individuals , especially a mom, to be aware that self indulgent and aggressive behaviour is an embarrassement to her son. I am pleased the valet followed through and went to a doctor and may I remind (him) not all women become nasty and beligerant after drinking...

1264 days ago


She is what she is... an opportunistic person who hit the lottery for doing what she has done a million times before. Spreading her legs for anyone with a bottle or a rock. Race has nothing to do with it. Simply put she and will always be a cheap, no class whore.

1264 days ago


wow dude's hating on his mom. he must be poor

1264 days ago


Usually it's the spoiled rich kids who act like that. I bet Lebron was just a little embarrased.

1264 days ago


We have discovered that the acorn does not fall very far from the tree. Here we have a couple of egocentric nuts with too much money and too little integrity.

1264 days ago


Your kids are getting old enough when in school or on play dates other kids will make nasty mean comments
about their gma. Saw her leave a bar drunk in Akron, (not the time she got caught and got off) and was scared for others on the road. Nothing ever happens to the drunk driver or drug user. Please Lebron GET HER IN LONG TERM REHAB NOW. If you love her that is.

1264 days ago


Was Delonte West with her?

1264 days ago


let see
any thing wrong with don't trust your kind
proud mama

1264 days ago

Oval Beach    

Intoxication can be VERY expensive...I'm just sayin'. She should know you can take the b**ch out of Cleveland but you can't take Cleveland out of the b**ch. This is going to put a small dent in LeBr...err..I mean Gloria's pocket.

1264 days ago

Cardinal Ximenez    

Love the comments saying she's black so therefore she should be able to anything she wants.

Why is it the impoverished black who come in to wealth apparently hold such a disdain for others and view their new found wealth as empowerment and exclusion from the laws of society.

We occasionally see this with white and hispanic celebrities, but frequently see it with black celebs.

But alas, the race card is thrown quickly at us for making this point. Anyone with the audacity to condemn the illegal actions of a black person is immediately defined as a racist.

And that, simply stated, continues to perpetuate their negative appearance to society and the view that others have of them.

1264 days ago
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