A Washington D.C. man has decided that he wants in on the LeBron James Free Agent Frenzy, and he’s getting his the old-fashioned way – by suing the superstar and his mom and claiming to be his biological father. Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that he met Gloria James in 1984 when she was 15 and he was 29 and they did the babymaking deal without protection or concern for the law, apparently. The claim is a bit of a stretch, however, as Stovell has never been LeBron’s teammate.
Stovell is seeking $4 million in damages – for fraud, defamation and misrepresentation, among others – and is accusing Gloria of creating whatever stories we’ve previously heard about who LeBron’s father is so that she could capitalize on the mystery of the subject. Because telling everyone she was 15 and getting down with 29-year olds to the tune of, “Hey look, I’m preggers” isn’t exactly a Hollywood tale. Unless you’re getting Angelina Jolie to star.
Who’s that hiding in my bushes, TMZ:
The lawsuit is explosive (Ed. – Easy, Michael Bay) — in it, 55-year-old Leicester Bryce Stovell claims he met Gloria in a D.C. area bar in 1984 … and had unprotected sex with her on the night they met. He later found out she was 15-years-old at the time … he was 29.
According to the docs — filed recently in federal court — Gloria has spent the rest of her life shielding LeBron from the truth.
Leicester claims Gloria went back to her hometown in Ohio after they hooked up — but returned several months later to inform him she was pregnant with a boy named LeBron … but she never specifically identified the father.
See how good LeBron is? He wasn’t even born and he had a name. While Stovell, a Princeton grad and U.S. government employee, and LeBron have never had a blood test, With Leather has been in contact with anonymous lawyers and doctors close to the situation who guarantee that LeBron is leaning toward not being Stovell’s son. However, should Stovell present a situation to successfully parent right away, LeBron could be swayed.
Meanwhile, feast on the last hours of the LeBrumor Mill!
- Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported last night – via his anonymous GM source! Hooray, journalism! – that LeBron is leaning toward the Heat, amidst rumors that he was traveling to Miami last night. Yahoo! Is also currently reporting that unnamed people close to LeBron are saying he’s going to the Heat. It’s a shame, you know, all these people born without names dying to be heard. (Yahoo! Sports)
- The Chicago Bulls still have a shot, but are pretty much licking their wounds and moving on to “Life with Boozer.” (Chicago Breaking Sports)
- Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley said on his Twitter that an inside source (oh, come on) told him LeBron would be a New York Knick. And Chad Ochocinco also stated via Twitter that he had a source that told him LeBron will be a Knick. And ESPN Radio’s John Rothstein said a Bulls official told him LeBron would be a Knick. (NJ.com)
- And last night’s final rumor du jour spread like wildfire through New York, but has not been reported anywhere of worth. LeBron was allegedly spotted at dinner with Allan Houston and Amar’e Stoudemire in New York City last night around the same time that he was supposedly on a plane to Miami. This was clearly made up by a Nets fan. (Pro Sports Daily)