Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

LeBron James's mother got in on the NBA playoff action on Monday night. That's right, his mother. Apparently, she did not like the way that the Celtics' Paul Pierce fouled her son during the second quarter of the game, and she let Pierce know it. When Pierce and James stumbled out of bounds after the foul, they had the misfortune of landing near (on?) Gloria James. She appeared to be upset with Pierce for the foul, and started pointing her finger and yelling in his direction. And LeBron James wasn't having it. Using language that James himself admits he probably shouldn't have used, he basically told her to be quiet and sit down. Kevin Garnett looked absolutely stunned as he attempted to assist by comforting (restraining?) Ms. James. (For the record, this isn't the first time that Ms. James has been in the news. In January 2006, after being charged with a DUI, she apparently destroyed police property and had to be restrained. More on that here. Oh my!)

Thanks in large part to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this NBA post-season has been quite entertaining. First, it was Jay-Z and Soulja Boy. Now this. And while the whole rap battle thing was just that, entertaining, this story is also sad. Here's hoping that something like this doesn't happen again.

PS-The Cavaliers and the Celtics are all tied up at 2 games a piece now. So are the Lakers and the Jazz. That's right, the Lakers lost another playoff game. The next game in the series is tonight. Go Jazz! (And apologies to my dad, the biggest Lakers fan I know.)

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