C’mon! According to TMZ, Leicester Bryce Stovell filed the lawsuit against LeBron James and his mother Gloria, claiming fraud and defamation. Oh yeah, this dude also says he’s LeBron’s dad.
LeBron’s legal team scoffed at the claims and have asked that the suit be dismissed labeling it “rank speculation.” Attorney’s for LeBron also said:
“…a man who claims that as a 29-year-old lawyer he got a 15-year-old girl pregnant during a one-night stand and who never contributed a penny in child support would earn millions in commercial endorsements by crawling out of the woodwork after the child he never gave a thought to became an NBA star.”
I didn’t go to deadbeat dad’s University, but that sounds pretty accurate to me. Plus, documents also note the results of a DNA test that show “0 percent probability of paternity.” If this was an episode of CSI: Miami, Horatio Caine would have taken off his sunglasses and threatened his guy by now. What a clown.
Let this be a lesson to all you deadbeat dad’s out there, if you abandon your child. It could be a $110 million dollar mistake. Think about it.
Next week Michael Jordan and the Bobcats will donating $250,000 towards middle-school athletics programs in Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the local school board will cut $1.25 million from athletics programs and officials announced a plan to charge students $50 for middle-schoolers and $100 high-schoolers who play.
“Michael Jordan is building up what we’ve been preaching, that we’re going to find a way to make sure no kid is left out that wants to play sports,” said Ridge Road Middle School, athletic director Tony Huggins.
After Jordan bought the Bobcats, he pledged to be a contributor to the Charlotte community and he’s wasting no time putting his money where his mouth is, good stuff MJ. The Bobcats and Michael Jordan will present their generous donation next Monday.
Derek Fisher hijacked Rome Is Burning and his guest was teammate and good friend Kobe Bryant. Fisher has a green light to ask Kobe Bryant pretty much anything, so he did. Kobe answered questions about everything from The Decision, the Miami Heat, Shaquille O’Neal, the Celtics in 2010, the Celtics in 2008, free agency and being a Laker for life. Quality stuff.
Jamal Crawford had “little to say” about this upcoming season with the Atlanta Hawks. According to sources, Crawford’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, will meet withHawks GM Rick Sund this week to discuss Crawford’s future in Atlanta. With the Hawks having signed Joe Johnson to a maximum deal in July, Crawford is the lone core Hawks player not signed beyond this season.
With the uncertainty of a potential new collective bargaining agreement, Crawford appears to be seeking the security of a long-term contract and wants the Hawks to act. But he wouldn’t comment on even playing for the Hawks in 2010-11. “I don’t want to talk about next season,” he said.
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Patrick Ewing Jr. is back with the team where his father became famous. The team says the former Georgetown star signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ewing was the 43rd pick of the 2008 draft by Sacramento, but wound up with the Knicks through a series of moves. He spent the 2008-09 season in the NBA Development League but missed all of last season because of injuries.
The six-foot-eight forward averaged 4.8 points in four games for the Knicks’ summer league team.
Ewing’s father played 15 seasons for the Knicks before finishing his career in Seattle and Orlando. The elder Ewing appeared in 11 All-Star Games with New York. The Knicks’ roster stands at 15 players.