Lebron Mom Get's in Paul Pierce Face
Paul Pierce stands up in defense of LeBron James’ mom
Paul Pierce [stats] was remarkably understanding one day after having his ears scorched by Gloria James, the mother of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Gloria James jumped out of her baseline seat and unleashed a tirade on the Celtics [team stats] captain following his hard foul on her son Monday night in Cleveland in the Cavs’ Game 4 victory.
“She was just coming to (the defense of) her son - that’s how moms are,” Pierce said after yesterday’s practice. “My mom probably would have done the same thing. But I wasn’t worried. LeBron had her under control.”
Indeed, the majority of the viewing public was shocked when son ordered mother to “Sit your (butt) down.”
Pierce was impressed.
“She would have sat down,” Pierce said of what would have happened if he said such a thing, in a similar situation, to his own mother, Lorraine Hosey.
That’s not to say Pierce’s mother is a shrinking violet.
“My mom’s a little older, but she’s old school,” Pierce said in comparing his mother to Gloria James. “She might have some tactics. There were a couple of times when I was in school when my mother wanted to run on the court when she saw me fall. But that’s just a mother’s nature.”
Pierce’s bank of messages was overflowing, presumably from friends who had seen the incident.
“I haven’t answered my phone,” he said. “Some are texts. But I’m staying on a straight line and trying to stay focused right now. Anyone who wants to know about it can find out through all of you.”