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LeBron James

Police Escort to Jay Z Concert

No Big Deal

8/22/2013 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Miami-Dade Police Dept. is pooh-poohing criticism that it crossed the thin blue line last Friday by giving LeBron James a police escort to the Jay Z concert.

Dept. officials tell TMZ ... the officer who escorted LeBron has received "informal counseling" but that's it.   LeBron bragged on his Instagram video that traffic was at a crawl as he followed the police car with lights ablaze down the wrong way of the street.

As we reported ... Jay Z had announced he would not start the show until LeBron arrived.

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It's nice to be famous, right?

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61.

Brian    

That was a serious waste of taxpayer's money. And what if that cop was needed for a crime? Someone should teach LeBron James how to act online. He's obviously clueless at that. Look at that mess he created on ESPN when he announced he was signing with the Heat. He's a moron.

427 days ago
62.

jf    

I thought blacks were boycotting FL?

427 days ago
63.

CasperAKA.Jlo🚽boy    

Stop hating on my homeboy

427 days ago
64.

Yurra Knutz    

I got a police escort once... Straight to the police station because I forgot my driver's licenses.

427 days ago
65.

bkblueknight    

so lebron is stuck in traffic, he gets the mayors assistant or whatever on the line, who gets the police chief on the line, who gets an escort for lebron.

whatever. lebron lost a bunch of fans from this. his loss for a night of feeling like a douchebag.

427 days ago
66.

dedtanson    

The stupidest thing he did was tell everyone about it. You get a "favor" like this, you don't tell anyone. Period.

427 days ago
67.

nanners    

Maybe he should of left a little bit earlier to get there on time...what he do before the fame and money when going to concert...

427 days ago
68.

Ih8Taxes    

I'll bet Larry Bird never got a police escort.

427 days ago
69.

TT    

Celebrity justice and extra special privilege for cops who abuse their positions. Right its a wonder why public hates them.

427 days ago
70.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

what a fricken idiot. why would you post about it.

427 days ago
71.

Ben from Baltimore    

Maybe "King" James needs to reimburse the police department for the cost of this escort plus interest if he wants this type of thing.

427 days ago
72.

Gb123    

He should get someone to "escort" his a SS to Bosley, and get that hairline in check.

427 days ago
73.

Sapphiegirl    

DISGUSTING THAT THE MIAMI-DADE PD THINKS THAT THIS IS NOT WORTHY OF MAKING AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THE COP IN QUESTION! WHAT IF THAT COP WAS NEEDED ON A REAL EMERGENCY AND THE COP COULD NOT RESPOND BECAUSE HE WAS GIVING SOMEONE AN ILLEGAL POLICE ESCORT? WHAT IF SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF THE COPS ABUSE OF POWER? WOULD IT BE WORTHY THEN TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THE COP AND OF COURSE LEBRON DESERVES TO BE FINED BIG TIME BY THE CITY/COUNTY. WONDER IF LBJ HAD PUT THE REQUEST THRU PROPER CHANNELS FOR A POLICE ESCORT IF THE MIAMI DADE PD WOULD EVEN HAVE APPROVED LBJ'S REQUEST.

427 days ago
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427 days ago
75.

Debbzz    

Man forget lebron james. Make his ass wait, rich ignorant black ppl always gotta do something just to be doing it

427 days ago
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