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LeBron James

Alleged Mishegas at

Jewish Basketball Game

11/13/2011 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James
LeBron James
was the target of some Old Testament aggression after a Jewish league basketball game this week ... when a man in the gym UNLOADED on the NBA star over an alleged anti-Semetic comment.

As we previously reported, LBJ was a last minute fill-in for a team at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Ohio Monday night ... and his team, CRUSHED their opponents.

But after the game, LBJ was verbally accosted by a man who worked at the kosher sandwich shop inside the center -- who claims he heard LeBron telling his buddies, "These Jews suck at basketball."

The man tells TMZ ... he definitely fired off some choice words to King James -- including, "Princess James Get out of Cleveland" and "F**k you, you ruined the NBA."

The man says he was later contacted by his boss, who suspended him from his job for 3 days over the verbal attack.

A rep for James tells TMZ LeBron did not make the comment in question.

TMZ received a statement from a Jewish member of the team LeBron was playing with that night -- who tells us the allegation is "nonsense" ... and insists LeBron couldn't have been nicer to everyone at the JCC, both Jews and non-Jews. 

For the record, LeBron has a pretty good relationship with the Jews -- besides dabbling the in the Hebrew basketball league ... he's also tight with a pretty famous orthodox rabbi.

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16.

Frank    

I'd like to watch LeBron in a swimming competition with the JCC.

1013 days ago
17.

Raejean    

It's SEMITIC.

1013 days ago
18.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Even if he did....which part is anti-semitic? Even if he said it.....it would just be a dumb generalization, like all dumb generalizations. Nothing more and nothing to get sensitive over.

1013 days ago
19.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

See how rumor mongering can start? Then soon after people jump on the bandwagon & start slinging insults resulting in a mob mentality. If you don't KNOW, keep your mouth SHUT.

Although, James is still a douche.

1013 days ago
20.

Tony    

The true Jews are the so called "Black people" The JewISH aren't the real Jews..

1013 days ago
21.

really?    

Well, isnt this the matzo ball soup pot calling the kettle black?

1013 days ago
22.

vana    

Old Testament aggression? Is that code for RACISM?

1012 days ago
23.

squeakermama    

Too much too soon.

1012 days ago
24.

OutridersGhost    

Jew vs black: The fight over who gets to be the victim could in fact rip a hole in the very fabric of space.

1012 days ago
25.

Pat    

Even if he said it it was no big deal, it's just like saying catholics suck at basketball…opps see no big deal. Jews are hyper sensitive to any comment about them. Right away they start screaming that someone is anti-semetic. IMHO this is just turning everyday people against them.

1012 days ago
26.

Truth    

Judaism is a religion not a race.
Why call it racism?....Maybe to incite people or start trouble?
Careful TMZ.

1012 days ago
27.

Klar    

If a so-called jew responds to something supposedly said by LBJ in that matter, he should not be applauded. He should be ashamed. The scripture clearly state not to answer a fool according to their folly.

1012 days ago
28.

LBJ    

hahahaaaaaaaa lebron sucks ass go lakers

1012 days ago
29.

dd    

How the hell did LeBron ruin the NBA? What an idiot!

1012 days ago
30.

Bruce    

Even if he did say "These Jews suck at basketball." That's not anti-semetic. It's just an observation that they happened to be Jews that suck at basketball. It was a Jewish Community Center basketball game after all. If he said "oh they suck cause they're Jewish. I hate Jews." THEN it's anti-semetic. Come on, saying white people cant dance, and all black people are good at sports isnt rasict, its stereotypical. This is a bull-**** story.

1012 days ago
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