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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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46.

JPKITTEN    

NOT THE FATHER, LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE MAN.......DNA WILL PROVE THE FACT...........LOOK AT THE MANS EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH, NOTHING........ALL HE IS TRYING TO DO IS GET IN ON THE FAME AND THE MONEY....DON'T FALL FOR THE TRAP.....SOUNDS LIKE MONEY HUNGER TO ME.......

1534 days ago
47.

Dearborn    

If he was so sure Lebron was his son what happened to the child support? 20yrs of interest on back child support...let's call it even! Get a life, Dude! Make your own money!

1534 days ago
48.

Mommy408    

Sperm donation does not make one a father. Fathers participate actively in the child's upbringing and earn the title. Even if he is biologically related, he is not the father.

1534 days ago
49.

bitingontinfoil    

Nice pupils, "Dad". MMDA much?

1534 days ago
50.

Sandi    

I wonder if he is going to pay the child support for all of the years he was not around BEFORE any money comes his way. as a lawyer he could have been paying $100.00 per week would be around $92,880.00 for 18 years.

1534 days ago
51.

Napoleon    

Looks just like him "hey LeBron take care of your pop, he heeds cataract surgery right away." And soon, both of you will see eye-to eye!lol

1534 days ago
52.

GAIL    

I THINK THIS MAN IS LOOKING FOR MONEY

1534 days ago
53.

Christine    

How do you pronounce LeBron's potential Dad's name??

1534 days ago
54.

Christine    

How do you pronounce LeBron's potential Dad's name??

1534 days ago
55.

Mike    

Lets just say for the sake of argument, this guy is his dad. So what? That may give him a claim if LeBron died and left no will. However, in life, LeBron owes him nothing. Not his money or even his acknowledgment. LeBron make a will, leave him specifically out of it and ignore him forever.

1534 days ago
56.

brandon    

they look nothin a like for real and lebron dnt need a dad hes a grown ass mann the dude is just trying to get money

1534 days ago
57.

biblegrl    

These two look nothing alike to me!

1534 days ago
58.

Renee Love    

Is there a statute of limitation on statutory rape, if not his black azz should be thrown under the jail for that, then convicted of attempting a swindle a man-(child) and his single mom out of their money, if he's felt this then why wait 20 damn yrs. to come forward when Lebron is able to support himself. I say the judge should throw the book at his sorry azz, then throw his claims out of court!! Even if he is his father, because he waits til now to come forward, he should have NO CLAIM AT ALL!!!!

1534 days ago
59.

Renee Love    

Instead of Lei-cester, his name should be Lie-ing azz-hole, this man looks nothing like Lebron James, facial resemblences anyway, he looks like a drunken lizard, Lebron should feel sorry for that face and give him enough money to have a face augmentation!!!! Jeezzz "how dark the con of man"!!!!!!!

1534 days ago
60.

tara    

I could careless about this “crackhead” claiming to be Lebron’s father. He waited until no one could do anything about him rapping Lebron’s mother and then to say you told her “if he is my son make sure he plays basketball” what kind of prick says **** like that. You did not care then and you sure don’t care now. If he gets any money the only thing he will be showing is how ****ed up our judicial system is. So Mr. Money Hungry Leicester if you just wanted to redo a DNA test you would not sue for millions. “GET A LIFE Leicester”.

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