The Internet pretty much exploded this past week when LeBron James posted a video to Instagram showing him riding in a police escort to get to the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on time.
The video shows LeBron in the back of a car trailing a police vehicle (with its lights on) traveling on the wrong side of the road.
The Miami-Dade Police Department has already admitted they broke protocol when they helped LeBron get to the show, but say it was in the “best interest” of everyone that James got to the concert on time.
TMZ spoke to a rep of MDPD, who stated the following:
“The rep says LeBron was stuck in standstill traffic at 191st street Friday night and its officers escorted him to the Sun Life Stadium on 199th street, a total of 8 blocks. […] The rep tells us, ‘This should not have happened.’ The rep says the department is still looking into which officers were involved and will determine what punishment, if any, is appropriate. Sources tell us, Jay Z was refusing to start the concert without LeBron present, so police determined it was in everyone’s best interest to get LeBron there ASAP.”