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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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31.

Finisher    

Saw this on MTO.com and bet my life that it was a TMZ link.Befor I even saw it. Why? this story read TMZ all over it. Something they would have a field day with! Do famous ppl take turns getting in trouble with the gay community and Jewish pple?

990 days ago
32.

I am Spartacus    

sounds like nothing more than a bitter Cleveland fan still butthurt that Lebron left Cleveland and felt this was a good oppurtunity to voice his displeasure.

990 days ago
33.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Not really a King James fan, but I doubt he said that. If he felt that way about Jewish people in general, he wouldn't have went to play the game with them.

990 days ago
34.

beachgal    

"LBJ"???? LBJ was an American president, LeBron James is merely a black athlete OWNED by Miami. Oops was that not politiclly correct like his comment about Jews? lmao sorry Boo hahaha

989 days ago
35.

Dustin    

So a guy who admits he went off on Lebron. Who's been suspended from his work for the 12 year old temper tantrum he went off on Lebron with. Claims Lebron made anti semetic slurs? Yeah...... sounds like a great witness to me.

989 days ago
36.

Emilio    

So whats the nice way of saying Jews suck at basketball?

989 days ago
37.

ChunkyLightning    

I have doubts about the facts and hate LeBron in many ways. But the quote isn't that Jews suck at Basketball (which would be racist). He states that those (particular) suck. If he said anything at all. Second if the guy has problems with Jews then he's at a funny place to hang out. On top of that he might be the best ball player around (hurts me to say) so saying anyone other than James people suck and it might be hurtful but true.

989 days ago
38.

Bellaca    

The guy sounds like a disgruntled Cleveland fan.

989 days ago
39.

The Neko Nation    

Lebron first a self entitled egomaniacal jerk and now a racist. Way to got Lebron.

989 days ago
40.

Becky    

Well, seriously, how many Jewish young men have made it into the NBA? I'm from the Akron area and still harbor a grudge for the way LeBron talked about the state and city that worshiped him, but I don't think he's a bigot. Just big headed about himself when it comes to basketball and having fun having been a "ringer".

989 days ago
41.

RJ    

I live in Ohio. And it times that Ohio grow up and stop blaming LBJ for any and everything. You weren't winning because of your poor sportsmanship, before LBJ and you won't now. You did the same thing to Albert Belle. Find the winner in you and stop trying to find it in NE Ohio sport teams.

989 days ago
42.

JimmyB    

You refer to him as "LBJ"? ...Really?

989 days ago
43.

JimmyB    

I like the way everyone is making the mistake that James said "Jews suck at basketball".
In fact, he was referring to THIS particular group of players. It's not the same.

989 days ago
44.

willjb0456    

The most overrated so called nba player in history and people call him the the king LOL (King of WHAT)?

choking in the nba playoffs every year, thats what he should be known as the king for LOL

989 days ago
45.

bill    

Although it sounds pretty far fetched, if any of you get the chance to meet this guy away from the public eye, he really is a hole for a rectum. It wouldnt suprise me.

989 days ago
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