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King James Goes Old Testament, LeBron Hires Rabbi

8/10/2010 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron ... L'Chaim!!!

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TMZ has obtained this exclusive photo of LeBron James in a business meeting earlier today with Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto ... a man known around New York as the "Rabbi to the Business Stars."

Sources involved with the meeting tell us LeBron had hired Rabbi Pinto for spiritual guidance for a "big merchandising meeting" that took place on a private yacht somewhere off the coast of NY just hours ago.

Rabbi Pinto -- a 37 year-old-man who speaks only Hebrew -- has met with all sorts of business moguls in the past ... and is considered by some to be a "spiritual guide" who consults on business matters.

We're told LeBron paid in the neighborhood of 6-figures to get Rabbi Pinto to sit in on today's meeting ... in which LeBron heard presentations from several "big time" retail execs. 

It's been a big summer for the Jews -- with Amar'e Stoudemire meeting with rabbis in Israel ... and Shaq learning Hebrew

It's only a matter of time before they start poppin' Manischewitz in the clubs!

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1.

Sam    

First,Lebron is a Jew!!!

1500 days ago
2.

Yvette    

LeBron and the Rabbi speak the international language...$$$$$$$$$$$. I am sure the Rabbi got paid nicely.

1500 days ago
3.

Sam    

Six figures for being a stupid Rabbi and lying with this whole spiritual crap?Where do i sign up?Shalaom!!

1500 days ago
4.

Ehécatl    

WTF????

1500 days ago
5.

Jeremy    

Spiritual business advisor... c'mon LeBron, I saw that guy working at B&H Photo in Manhattan. Spiritual business advisor. Pathetic.

1500 days ago
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Donald Ray    

Why doesn't he seek some spiritual advice on *********** and marrying the mother of his TWO sons?

1500 days ago
7.

me    

Not a good idea Le Bron. Talk to Britney Spears mom about it.

1500 days ago
8.

Donald Ray    

In my post #7, I can't believe MTV blocked the word for____cation from my post after all the sht I see on here. James is eying this dude like he's slowly guiding his hand toward his crotch.

1500 days ago
9.

kickaboo    

Rabbi Pinto -- a 37 year-old-man who speaks only Hebrew -- has met with all sorts of business moguls in the past ... and is considered by some to be a "spiritual guide" who consults on business matters. We're told LeBron paid in the neighborhood of 6-figures to get Rabbi Pinto to sit in on today's meeting ... in which LeBron heard presentations from several "big time" retail meetings.

Sounds like LaBron needs to humble himself, do some soul searching alone and get himself a trusted business manager. The answers are already there. Sounds like a lot of money to be paid out for some "spiritual" advisement. Wonder how much Shaq is paying out. These advisers are taking advantage of the rich athletics, sorta like Oksana took advantage of Mel Gibson. jmho

1500 days ago
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Donald Ray    

In #12, I meant TMZ, not MTV, maybe I need a Rabbi.

1500 days ago
11.

Birdsht    

impossible to care one ounce about any of this. F the mooley and the rabbi

1500 days ago
12.

mikeym    

Like this is going to help him win a championship. What a dork.. lol

1500 days ago
13.

Elsa    

Dont do it Lebron... look how well it turned out for M.Jackson and the rabbi's that were after his money.

1500 days ago
14.

big vic    

A TRUE KING BUILD HIS OWN KINGDOM NOT WHORES HIMSELF TO ANOTHER

1500 days ago
15.

Jen    

Oh Lord, what is next??

1500 days ago
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