Will LeBron James’ Daddy Please Stand Up?
With the entire world awaiting LeBron James’ announcement on ESPN tonight regarding his future in professional basketball, one man has more important business to take care: proving that LeBron is his son.
TMZ broke the news yesterday that 55-year-old Leicester Bryce Stovell is suing LeBron and his mother, Gloria, claiming $4 million in damages for fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation in an elaborate DNA cover-up. Stovell claims that a few days after reconnecting with LeBron’s mother via telephone in 2007, LeBron agreed to take a DNA paternity test. The tests were returned to Stovell and appeared to come back negative, but Stovell claims LeBron and his mother tampered with the tests.
Gold-diggers come out of the woodwork all the time, but Stovell doesn’t exactly fit the traditional mold. He’s a Princeton graduate with a law degree from the University of Chicago, who then went on to become a Senior Legal Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. An impressive resume, which makes one wonder if this is in fact a frivolous lawsuit, or if there might actually be some merit to it.
Stovell filed the lawsuit in federal court, and is claiming that LeBron’s mother has been shielding LeBron from the truth for his entire life. He also points out in the documents that LeBron named his second son “Bryce,” Stovell’s middle name…which is “no coincidence.”
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