At the Cleveland Cavaliers’ media day, West said that people would eventually understand that the highway arrest was “not as big as some are making it.” But he was advised by his lawyer not to talk about what happened until after the trial, which was postponed until the following July.
For the rest of the season, West did not speak to the media at all. Two months before the arrest, he’d married his college sweetheart.
The rumors had inspired such jabs as the shirt pictured (“You can head south but your mom is riding west”) as well as countless sites, articles, and street corner conversations.
I’m disappointed but not surprised to see the “yo mama” trope, common in hip hop culture, continue in the realm of professional sports and especially against a woman who has given so much for her son’s success, raising him on her own as a 16-year-old single mother, Gloria Marie James, struggling to find steady work to support him before allowing him to move in with the family of a local youth football coach, who introduced Le Bron to basketball and helped him become the superstar he is today.
That diagnosis had been fairly minor news, and West had gone on to have his best NBA season to date.
But now the clinical label offered, or seemed to offer, an explanation for an outlandish story.
Fans outside of the Sunshine State were left heartbroken and seething. "It will definitely be an adjustment, but we'll make it.
He and Brinson were roundly booed in New York City recently while walking into the wedding of Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony and former MTV VJ La La Vazquez. We're not complaining.""Whatever Le Bron felt was comfortable, I'm with him," she continues. We're soul mates." It's just such devotion that makes James gush about his longtime love.
We all know what happened that time Le Bron’s mom was allegedly dating one of his fellow NBA players.
I wrote about Lebron, family honor and yo mama stigma frameworks back in July 2010, when Lebron had recently announced that he would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat, after much hype, speculation, and that infamous hour-long ESPN special.