The playoffs are in full swing and the meeting between the Celtics and the Cavaliers has been heating up. But last night, in the second quarter of game 4, the heat was turned all the way up when the Celtics’ Paul Pierce and Cavs’ LeBron James got tangled up in a very physical foul that ran the two into the crowd behind the basket. The way James’ mom, Gloria James, then charged up to Pierce in defense of her baby, may have led one to believe they were on the playground.
According to reports, during the run into the crowd, LeBron allegedly turned to his mom and told her to “sit her ass down!” Unheard of right? But, we all know, this isn’t the first time we’ve been acquainted with his mother. She was arrested in 2006 for disorderly conduct and a DUI. Maybe LeBron thought his mom might brandish a firearm too…who knows!
After the incident, LeBron had this to say, “I told her to sit down, in some language I shouldn’t have used,” James said. “Thank God today wasn’t Mother’s Day. All I could think about is her. … I know my mother. It’s fine, we’re good.” Check out the video of the incident. Make your own call.