According to ESPN.com Lebron James’ mother Gloria was arrested for DWI and was unruly during her arrest.
- The officers said James smelled of alcohol and she appeared to be disoriented, Edwards said. She struggled with police as they attempted to put handcuffs on her. They put her in the back seat of the housing authority car and she kicked out a window, Edwards said.
I know that DWI happens to a lot of people, but that isn’t really the story here. The story to me is that she allegedly kicked out the window of the vehicle after being placed under arrest. This is the kind of behavior that just isn’t normal.
Hopefully this will not act as a distraction to Lebron while he tries to get the Cavaliers back into the playoffs for the first time since 1998. It will be one of the first tests of Lebron’s focus as one of the premier players in the NBA. Judging by his first comment there might not be too much to worry about with Lebron as he handled his statement with as much honesty and professionalism as he has with every other opportunity to speak to the media since he was drafted.
- “I don’t have all the info of what’s going on,” he said. “Once I find that out and once I sit down with my family, you know, I’ll be able to comment on it a little bit better.”
If his performance Saturday night is representative of Lebron’s focus, then Cavs fans don’t have much to worry about. James scored 51 points on 19 – 35 shooting including 4 – 8 from three-point land as the Cavaliers beat the Utah Jazz 108 – 90.