Gloria James, the mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James, was arrested in Miami after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to retrieve her car.
According to the ESPN report, police said that Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and bloodshot eyes when officers arrived at the hotel around 5:00 a.m. Thursday.
Ms. James was charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct before being released into the custody of Miami Heat executive Steve Stowe.
This is not the first time that Gloria James has been in trouble with the law. In 2006 she was arrested on drunken driving charges in Ohio and plead no contest to reckless operation, speeding, and disorderly conduct.
As the Heat prepare for their Big 3’s first playoff run, the timing couldn’t be worse to have such distractions off the court. The Heat have had to deal with such distractions throughout the season and by now should know how to focus on basketball.