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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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76.

alwofford    

I say it's his money and his life let him do what he want only God can judge so let us all just keep him in our prayers and ask God to show him what's right

1442 days ago
77.

me    

To Le Bron:

You are letting your "decision" get under your skin, and give

you doubt, and uncertainties.

You made the right decision. It was just the way is was done.

Do not make any more big decisions, or investments at this

time because there is too much negative energy.

The rest of this year and beginning of next will be rough,

but hang tight, and weather the storm. The following year

will be much better.

Make an honest woman of Savannah, and marry her.

Keep your deep rooted faith, follow your instincts, and do

not get involved with mediums, spiritualists, or the like,

because it will only give you confusion, and play on your

confidence.

You have no curse on you. You played a bigger part, by

setting into motion the curses that are on " Cleveland ".

The curse is not on people, sports or the like, but on

Cleveland. You were but a small part in that puzzle. Nor

do a curse follow. The curse is/was on Cleveland.

Have a good life, get married, and believe in God.

1442 days ago
78.

avi shalom    

is this the rabbi pinto who didnt pay his rent for solomon obsfeld and cursed him because he wanted his rent he later died

1441 days ago
79.

Pappy    

That looks like a young John Lennon dressed as a Rabbi !!

1441 days ago
80.

FENDER    

They heard Farrakhan's speech.They are rushing to get Lebron.They will own that ***** til they are ready to kill that dumb coon.Don't trust these slimey parasite Jews.

1441 days ago
81.

phillybird    

wow you posters are so ignorant. Do your research, this rabbi has a huge success rate, why do you think hes getting so much money- also the check wasn't payed to him directly, it was to his organization, Shuva Israel which funds homeless projects, food for the impoverished, free education programs etc..

1441 days ago
82.

p.ebra    

GOOD 4 u Lebron!!! 4get all these HATERS!!!!

-post #3 - where do u come off callin the rabbi stupid and saying his spiritual beliefs r crap. And do u really think LEBRON paid six figues for this respected rabbi..THINK AGAIN...
U, your boys and everyone who ever bought a LEBRON jersey paid for him. furthermore, theres nowhere to sign up....u werent CHOSEN...

LEBRON- he must be another butthurt Cleveland fan... c u christmas day at Staples....
yours truely, L.A. JEW

1441 days ago
83.

JarJarBinks    

Typical Jews...

1441 days ago
84.

p.ebra    

typical homo

1440 days ago
85.

JarJarBinks    

Jews are such hypocritical usurious bigots.

1440 days ago
86.

elias benasayag    

all these people envy rabby pinto. they just show their ignorance and envy. i am sure at the end lebron will be happy

1440 days ago
87.

joe     

Hey there people commenting on the Rabbi! If you never met him, don`t know who he is or don`t know who his ancestors were, I would refrain from writing or saying anything about him. There are peolple who act like rabbis, there`s rabbis, and there are sages. Be very careful of what you say about a sage because they are so dear to the Almighty.

1401 days ago
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