LeBron James's mother, Gloria, was arrested early Thursday after an alleged altercation at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.
"There was an incident involving Mrs. Gloria James and an employee of our valet parking provider while she was exiting the hotel early Thursday morning," Mabel de Beunza, a spokesperson for Fontainebleau Miami Beach, said in a statement. (Lebron, meanwhile, had a game)
According to a source on the scene, Gloria and some girlfriends came to party at club LIV at the Fontainebleau, where she was being "sweet as pie" during the the night out. When it came time to leave around 5 a.m., a security guard escorted her to the valet area to collect her car. The escort was not because she was behaving badly, the source says, but because it's a Fontainebleau policy to provide their VIP guests with an escort.
"When Gloria went to get in her car, she said she couldn't find her keys which she was told were in the car," the source tells PEOPLE. "She got angry quickly and swung her bag at the valet person who brought the car."
But her aim was off, and Gloria missed the valet with her bag, the source says, so she slapped his face a minute later. That's when, the source says, the police were called, and Gloria was taken into custody early Thursday morning.
She will likely face a misdemeanor assault charge, police tell the Miami Herald.
The Herald says Gloria James has been in trouble with the law before, having faced a DUI charge in Ohio in 2006.
Gloria raised LeBron, 26, an NBA star, as a single mother. He sports a "Queen James" tattoo in her honor and has described her as a strong-willed woman who kept him humble in the wake of his super stardom.
"She doesn't hold her tongue," he told GQ last year. "If she sees something that she believes isn't right or is right, she's going to speak about it."
LeBron James has popped the question to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson!
The basketball superstar, who celebrated his 27th birthday over the weekend, asked Savannah to marry him at a New Year’s Eve bash at SL Nightclub in Miami, sources confirm to JustJared.com.
“Congrats to LeBron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys,” Miami Heat owner Micky Arisontweeted during the evening. LeBron had a winning birthday the day before by scoring 34 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists in the Heat’s 103-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. LeBron and Savannah have two children together: LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4.
I don't have anything nice to say. She's such an insecure doormat and he's just a dirty dog. Kobe part 2. No point in getting married if you're still not going to be exclusive to her.
She got breast implants very recently and is training hardcore to get skinny before the wedding. I feel bad because she's really nice but she is aware of what goes on and let's him walk all over her pretty pathetically so I can't feel all that sorry for her.