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LeBron's Mother -- The Valet SLAP FOOTAGE

4/13/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained security footage showing LeBron James' mother slapping a parking valet at a hotel in Miami Beach last week ... but the video shows Gloria James may NOT have made the first move.041211_slap_v2_still



During the encounter ... Gloria walks up to the valet, Rockfeller Sorel, and gets in his face over the parking situation. As Gloria verbally unloads, Rockfeller takes an advancing step towards Gloria and bumps her.

Gloria quickly recovers and unleashes the slap heard 'round the world with her left hand -- and then swings her purse at the guy's head with her right hand.

Sorel, clearly upset, takes several aggressive steps towards Gloria ... who then slips and falls while retreating.

Gloria gets off the ground and tries to go after the valet -- but several bystanders get in between the two and break it up.

Gloria was eventually arrested for battery and public intoxication -- and then, according to police, she started talking trash to one of the officers.

We called Gloria's Miami attorneys Christopher Lyons and Sandy Becher -- they declined to comment on the video or the matter at this time.

Meanwhile, the valet has made it very clear he intends to go after Gloria in court.

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16.

eddie    

She's trash in a big way. Lock her up and throw the key away...

1266 days ago
17.

Muppet    

It appears to me that she went up to him and bumped him first and he's trying to get her away from him. Then she slapped him. She's clearly in the wrong in my opinion.

1266 days ago
18.

DubstepDistribution    

She's to blame

1266 days ago
19.

eddie    

He should be awarded additional monies by the court for having something so ugly and gross that close to his face. Can you imagine the nightmares he is going to have for the rest of his life now.

1266 days ago
20.

TMZ dont like me    

Oh, that Haitian dude touched LeBron's moms?? LeBron gonna get in dat ass, after the Heat get bounced outta the playoffs...

1266 days ago
21.

TheHOLETruth    

Money can't buy you class...

1266 days ago
22.

cindy    

Swinging her purse at him.... Who is she?.....Esther, from Sanfred and Son!

1266 days ago
23.

Strunz28    

If you get so mad about your car being late that you hit someone, you priorities are seriously out of whack...

1266 days ago
24.

Minnievanillie    

They deserve each other. If they had behaved like a lady and a gentlemen this would never happened, shame on them both.

1266 days ago
25.

Paul Marco    

Hey - I remember seeing Gloria James in those American Tourister commercials back in the seventies.

1266 days ago
26.

sam    

This is not her first encounter, check where she came from Akron Ohio, when you have money, you can do anything you want and get away with it. Lebron will bail her out like always.

1266 days ago
27.

Chrissy    

Gloria should be ashamed of herself. And Lebron he needs to send her packing she is causing turmoil once again in his life. So glad to see Lebron has respect and good manners. He definatley didn't learn those from his mother.

1266 days ago
28.

tmzblogger    

The only thing wrong with him is he needs to quit trying to be a golddigger. MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY! He did something to get SLAPPED he needs to own up to the TRUTH. That lil slap does not constitute him getting RICH off of her son. He needs to suck it up and get back to work and treat people nicer!

1266 days ago
29.

Big E    

HE should get nothing. Trying to get money.. The thing is Lebron has the money, not his mother. So this dude cannot just sue her and think it should be passed on for her son to settle.. Go back the the garage s***bag. You pushed her first. She should file a suit against him for pushing her.

1266 days ago
30.

jus-sayin    

aND HOW OLD ARE THEY....4?

1266 days ago
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