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LeBron Daddy Drama -- New Family Twist

7/9/2010 4:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man claiming to be LeBron James' biological father is getting some serious flack over his story -- and it's coming from his own brother.

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TMZ spoke with Leicester Bryce Stovell's younger brother -- "Junior" Stovell (pictured center) -- who tells us, "something's a little fishy" about Leicester's allegations.

As we first reported, Leicester filed a lawsuit against LeBron and his mother Gloria James, claiming they tampered with evidence that could prove he's the daddy.

"Junior" tells us his family has been "joking" about the situation ever since Leicester suggested he was the dad a few years ago -- but notes that Leicester “believes in his own mind” that it's legit.

As for why "Junior" thinks the story is fishy ... he tells us, "Leicester never mentioned anything about LeBron being his son until LeBron became the king."

LeBron's camp has strongly rejected Leicester's claim -- calling him a "money grubber."


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1.

Zee    

He is a money grubber. Completely disgusting. Even if he was Lebron's father, he had nothing to do with him his whole life and now that Lebron is the man, here he is, asking for a hand out. Disgusting.

1378 days ago
2.

electriczipper    

murder suicide anyone??

1377 days ago
3.

nanci    

he's suing lebron because he's the father, that dont make any sense because he should have come forward a long time ago, when the boy was growing up, and step forward to pay child support and offer to be in the child's life, why wait until the guy get an adult and is rich to sue him, guess if he was a homeless bum on the street, no lawsuit would be in the works, matter of fact the so called father would'nt want anyone knowing whether he is the father or not, I hope the courts make this looser pay for wasting people's time.

1377 days ago
4.

shelly    

go ahead and prove it, then sue him for the back child support

1377 days ago
5.

M    

YEA HE'S CLAIMING TO BE THE DADDY , BUT IF HE WAS A BLACK BROKE REGULAR JOE JUST LIKE HIM AND HIS MOM WERE BEFORE HE WOUDN’T EVEN IMAGEN INSTEAD. GO TO HELL UGLY MUTHER ****ER

1377 days ago
6.

Giovanna    

He dont even look like LeBron but first let us do this father test and see if he is the dad of LeBron

1377 days ago
7.

greatvalue    

I dont know but my eyes are seeing a strong resemblance to the "fathers" brother. They look alike in the face and demeanor. They all have the same texture hair.I look more like my aunt than my mother so anything is possible. He may be his dad . If so he is messed up for suing his son and his son's mother. If anything they should sue him for not supporting Lebron financially and emotionally.

Congrats to Lebron!!! Yet with this success the wolves will be coming out of the closet more.

1377 days ago
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Linda    

I dont see how you can say they lllok alike. Ther nose is so different, there is no way you can say that they are the same shape. Look at the ears, LeBrons stick out and the allegded Dads are flat to the head. There mouths are not alike, look at the bottom lip. Im not sure but there forheads might even be different, it looks lik LeBrons is larger more square.
I think you are way,way off in believing they look the same.
BUT none of this means he is NOT the father. Lots of kids dont look like both parents!

1377 days ago
9.

peekay    

i agree 101% with u Zee, he jst want a handout..........period

1377 days ago
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BabbyDaddyBuster    

Well #10, I was thinking the SAME THING. "Junior" and Lebron have more of a resemblance than that JERK. I hope he is satisfied with pissing off the entire country and some parts of the world with this BULLSTINT. If I were his clients; I'd fire his azz real fast and report him to the BAR ASSOCIATION. He is not only a JERK, but a psychotic pervert who enjoys robbing young girls of their innocence. And by the looks of those PURPLE CONTACTS he might be a lil' ZESTY!!!!

1377 days ago
11.

TMZgossip    

uncle 'junior' looks more like he is Lawrence Taylor's brother

1377 days ago
12.

greatvalue    

Sorry Linda..... Didn't know you were a facial features specialist! Where did you go to school for that? Just wondering. lol And if u were reading what I said.. it was that he looks like the "uncle". Instead of formulating your opinion first.. read through and digest.

That ends my right back at ya portion of my blog... lol Everyone enjoy your weekend.. oh and Linda fix your face hun.... shocking!!!

Buenvenidos a Miami!!!!!!!

1377 days ago
13.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

This guy is a crazy lawyer with nothing better to do. Reminds me of that crazy judge who sued his drycleaner for $50 million.

1377 days ago
14.

jxtr    

If he is serious about wanting to connect with his alleged son. He should write a big child support check covering the 18 years he missed paying. Perhaps, if he did that people can take him serious. However, it appears he is just a manipulative gold digger that wants money. His training as a lawyer prepared him nicely for that role.

1377 days ago
15.

Barbara    

he got it all wrong, if he is the father he OWES CHILD SUPPORT

1377 days ago
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