Oops! LeBron James and Miami police in trouble for unauthorized escort

The basketball superstar posted an Instagram video as he drove through oncoming traffic.

Mar 2, 2020, 3:40 pm*


Fernando Alfonso III 

Fernando Alfonso III

While hundreds of fans sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic Friday evening clamoring to get to Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s “Legends of Summer” show in Miami, basketball superstar LeBron James received a police escort allowing him to travel into oncoming traffic.

Now James, who helped his Miami Heat team win the 2013 NBA Championship, and the Miami-Dade Police Department have come under fire for giving the All-Star baller preferential treatment after he captured the trip to Sun Life Stadium in the following Instagram video.

“This was not a scheduled escort and although all safety precautions were taken, the department has identified these actions as a violation of departmental policy,” the police department said in a statement. “The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue to look into the matter.”

James’s message has been retweeted and favorited more than 700 times. 

“[W]hat a waste of tax payers $$$,” Jon Blum (@jonblum7) tweeted

And for anyone who was wondering, James made it to the concert just fine. He tweeted the following video from the show:

Photo by shankbone/Flickr

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*First Published: Aug 20, 2013, 8:37 am