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Team LeBron: Alleged Dad is a 'Money Grubber'

7/7/2010 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James' lawyer is lashing out at the man claiming to be his biological father -- claiming Leicester Bryce Stovell is just in it for the money.

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As we first reported, Stovell is suing LeBron and his mother, claiming the two of them tampered with a DNA test in an attempt to hide the true identity of LeBron's father.

Now, LeBron's attorney Fred Nance is slamming Stovell's claim -- saying, "The timing is obviously designed to gratuitously exploit LeBron’s announcement tomorrow."

Nance added, "A celebrity of LeBron’s stature gets many money grubbing claims all the time and this is no different.”

But Leicester is firing back -- telling TMZ, "This not a money grubbing case. This is a very carefully considered effort to resolve a pressing issue that should be handled seriously by LeBron James' attorney." 
 
Leicester concluded, "There is absolutely no relationship between what is happening in LeBron's life and the timing of the filing of this lawsuit ... the timing of the filing of this lawsuit is a product purely of legal considerations."

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1.

Doyers    

Haha, this guy just wants to be part of his life again. The money and fame is just icing on the cake. Yeahhhh right!

1383 days ago
2.

spinner25    

He totally looks like he could be Lebron's father. The similarities are too close.

1383 days ago
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justsaying    

This Lawyer says he met her in D.C. and had "consenual sex" with her. Well, if he did she was 15 at the time so he couldn't have had consenual sex. A minor (and she would have been at the time) cannot, under the law, consent to sex. So he needs to change that phrase to "I raped her on the same night we met."

1383 days ago
4.

Are you sure?    

How could it be money related? Even if he is the biological father it doesn't mean he is going to get any money! If he is the father he should be forced to pay the mother all the back child support from when Lebron was a kid!

1383 days ago
5.

6one9    

They look nothing alike ``````` and I do have my glasses ``on!!

1383 days ago
6.

homo     

no doght about this guy is a dirt bag ****** and lebron should give him cheetos and grape soda instead of money maybe a 40 would do the trick for this piece of **** garbage ****** trash

1383 days ago
7.

Bob Goodden    

Noses are different

1383 days ago
8.

Get a life...idiots    

Not just the noses are different but so are the eyes and the lips.

1383 days ago
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Claire C McMillan    

Court ordered DNA testing is needed.

1383 days ago
10.

quansc    

This s***bag needs to crawl under a rock. It is obviously about money. He is not suing for p-nuts. I really hope the judge throws this out and makes him pay the court costs.

1383 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

....if true...does anyone know if too late to b charged with rape?

1383 days ago
12.

pcox    

True #4! How would Lebron's father be entitled to his son's money? wtf?!?

1383 days ago
13.

dd    

they already had one dna test that proved he is NOT the father, but he doesn't believe it he says the test was tampered with..Dude is a stalker from hell.

1383 days ago
14.

SaraBellum    

They look absolutely NOTHING like each other. And what's up with that dude's pupils? They are dilated so large - as if he's either brain damaged or on some heavy drug.

1383 days ago
15.

ohreally    

lol @ not seeing the resemblance

1383 days ago
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