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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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16.

KJackson    

Why would this guy who has not been around his entire life, believe he deserves any of his money!!! Give me a break. And for someone who is so educated how could you not know you were with a fifteen year old. He should be embarressed for even trying to get any money.

1539 days ago
17.

faraWay    

Even if he is his father, what the heck does it matter? Why this guy feels he's entitled to a single freaking dime is beyond me. What a greedy a-hole. It'd be one thing if he was suing to get a paternity test done because he wants to be in his life (which even still would be suspicious timing after all this time). It's another thing to demand money from your own son, if he is in fact his son. What a complete a-hole!!!

1539 days ago
18.

VTown    

I hope this really back fires on this Douchebag. I hope it comes back that he is LeBron's father and they charge him with rape since she was only 15 and make him pay all the back child support. He has no entitlement to Lebron's money anyway. What a dirtbag...........

1539 days ago
19.

LEbby    

Hell no thats aint lebrons dad that foo just wants his money...they dont even look alike!

1539 days ago
20.

Jamie    

i hope he IS the father!.... and then Gloria can sue him for more than 4 mil for back child support

1539 days ago
21.

cmsmik    

Why in the hell does he think he is entilted to money?!! If anything he owes Lebron's mother money for back child support and should be brought up on statutory rape charges as well. He was 29 and she was 15! What dirtbag!!

1539 days ago
22.

truth hurts    

different brow/forehead, different eyes, different nose, different lips. You are NOT the father!

1539 days ago
23.

Pamela    

I do not see it-they do not look alike. Also, that would be rape of a child. Could he be charged after all this time??????

1539 days ago
24.

Truth    

YEA, BUT LEBRON HAS FEATURES FROM BOTH PARENTS. MOSTLY FEATURES FROM HIS MOM BUT DUDE COULD BE HIS DAD. SOME SIMILARITY, CANT DENY THAT.

1539 days ago
25.

Just The Fax    

AND JUST WHAT MAKES HIM ENTITLED TO ANYTHING EVEN IF HE IS THE SPERM DONOR?

1539 days ago
26.

Donald Ray    

Bullcrap, everybody knows Delonte West is 'Bron's dad. Bron's mom was a ho, in bars at 15. The guy probably thought she was of age. Let's go back an charge the establisment, too, for selling her liquor.

1539 days ago
27.

b    

He met her in a bar. These sluts dress up to look like they are 25 all the time. Lebron should admit it is his father and tell him he wants nothingnto do with him. What is the problem?

1539 days ago
28.

Hemiora    

I don't think the point is the money. I think the point is he just wants to have the opportunity to find out the truth. Wouldn't you?
If you read the do***ents it states only the encounter, the possibility he is the father and the fact that he's been trying to communicate with the James's lawyers - not the James's themselves - for a fair honest chance at the truth.

In saying that though, if he is the father I would be countering with Child Support and Under-Age Sex wither or not it was 'consensual'.

1539 days ago
29.

Unicornball    

Look at those eyes! Look at that nose!!!! I'M A BILLION PERCENT SURE HE DA DADDY, MAURY!

1539 days ago
30.

PPC    

Why would he sue? Wouldn't one, who is proud of his son, just want to meet and talk? Why millions?

1539 days ago
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