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LeBron James

Too Big For Traffic ...

Uses Police Escort Instead

8/17/2013 12:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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LeBron James
is too damn famous to sit in traffic like a regular person ... so he used a police escort to get him where he needed to go -- which happened to be a Jay Z / Justin Timberlake concert.

The Miami Heat star posted a video of the detour on Instagram Friday night. As it plays you can see LeBron following a cop car with blinking lights down the wrong side of a street in Miami ... successfully bypassing the massive traffic jam to his right.

He added the caption "They treat us so well. Needed it cause traffic was nuts!!"

It's unclear how LeBron managed to pull this off -- but his Instagram moniker is KingJames.

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1.

Greg    

Our tax dollars hard at work.

345 days ago
2.

texas turd    

hope tax money wasn't used to escort his raggedy @ss

345 days ago
3.

akm    

How is this even legal?

345 days ago
4.

Waka Waka Waka    

Why don't you just leave 10 minutes earlier like a normal person

345 days ago
5.

Jennifer    

Most black men have the police with flashing lights behind them.

345 days ago
6.

Meh..    

And these self important D-bags wonder why people can't stand them.

345 days ago
7.

carolyn01    

It's weird that he does not even have a clue that what he is doing is not right- I bet you as this story goes forward that cop will have to answer as to why he did this.

345 days ago
8.

Nobrows    

This is ridiculous. The officer should be disciplined for doing this. They were trying to fire a police officer for taking a picture of Zimmerman's license, but they can divert on duty officers to escort a basketball player to a concert. Really?

345 days ago
9.

Onward    

If I were in Miami I'd be calling for some policemen to be fired.

345 days ago
10.

ccpup    

Yeah, some cop's ass will be on the line because of this. Rapes, murders, kidnappings, beatings, they can wait. But, damn, LeBron has to get to a Timberlake/Jay-Z concert STAT!!!!

Douchebag.

345 days ago
11.

Stiletto    

Disgraceful!

345 days ago
12.

kcv    

Not even smart enough to realize how much he's insulting all of us lowly tax payers who can hardly get the police to show up,...why video tape your "illegal" privileges !?! Now some cop is on his way to desk duty! Always Florida...always!

345 days ago
13.

Observer999    

Whoever authorized the cop to do this should be fired, or the cop himself if he decided on his own.

345 days ago
14.

sarah    

If this is in Miami? Then I'm not at all surprised.
The police down there are whack. It's completely lawless and corrupt.

345 days ago
15.

Kimberly    

Not a problem, send him the Bill and he can hire the clown that should be Fired for this decision.

345 days ago
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