Thursday , May , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron: ‘I told her to sit down with some language I shouldn’t have used.’

James declined to speak with the media at Cleveland’s practice yesterday in Ohio, but he said after the game, "I told her to sit down with some language I shouldn’t have used. Thank God today wasn’t Mother’s Day.

"Even though that’s my mother, the commissioner doesn’t care if it’s your mother or your kids or anybody. You can’t allow fans and players to get involved like that. And I can’t afford for my mom not to be at every last one of my games."

Pierce, for his part, was understanding of Gloria James’s reaction. [Boston Globe]