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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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46.

JUstin    

I don't believe for one sec , Lebron ever made such a statement..Otherwise , he wouldn't be there in the first place...And then the other guy gets suspended ? lmao. Something is wrong with this story..Yeah ,Yeah , we all don't like Lebron , but I smell of desperation here..

1072 days ago
47.

Florida Gator Killer    

Did he say Jews or dudes?

1072 days ago
48.

celebrityhaterz    

FROM @CELEBRITYHATERZ, 1ST OF ALL... I'M SICK OF EVERYBODY WHO BE TRYING TO F#CK WIT LEBRON. LEBRON DIDNT MESS UP NO NBA, MATTER OF FACT HE PUTTING IT DOWN FOR HIS NEW TEAM!! CLEVELAND SUCKS ANYWAY!!!.. WHAT YA'LL NEED TO BE MAD AT IS HIS SORRY ASS TEAMMATES HE HAD TO PLAY WITH AT CLEVELAND. SO.... HE DID YA'LL HATERZ A FAVOR BY MAKING THE GAME INTERESTING. LET'Z DO THE MATH!!!! IF A PERSON DEVOTES THEIR TIME AND ENERGY FOR 5 TO 7 YEARS AND STILL THEY DON'T GET NO CHAMP RINGS........THEN,,HELL YELL I WOULD BE "ON TO THE NEXT TEAM TOO!! YEP!! THATS WHAT LEBRON DID!!! UMMMM.... HELLO ...ALLEN IVERSON...DOES THAT RING A BELL!! HE SHOULD OF LEFT HIS TEAM A LONG TIME AGO!! AND STILL HE NEVER GOT A RING!!!.... SO,FAR AS I'M CONCERNED LEBRON MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE!! F#CK WHAT ANYBODY SAY!!! AND LETZ NOT FORGET....DON'T PLAY THE "RACE" CARD... AND THEN ACT LIKE SOMEONE IS SUPPOSE TO RESPECT U!!! U CORPORATES BEEN LIEING ON BLACK PEOPLE FOR YEARS!!!! SO....PLEEEEAAASE....GO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE!!!

1071 days ago
49.

rsnovak2    

This whole story is a made up lie from a guy at Subway who is mad he got suspended for being a jerk. I was standing there, it never happened. He walked out with his friends who were jewish...that was his entourage.

1071 days ago
50.

Justin    

Sooo what does a sandwich shop worker gain by exploding at him? Why would he make that up? Doesn't make any sense, it's not like he can sue him over a comment. I think he overheard King Nothing talking to one of his cronies and there you have it. Not far fetched at all considering he's a piece of **** that just puts on a show in front of your face and does the opposite behind your back.

1071 days ago
51.

kevin    

While agree with the comment made by the deli guy regarding the Lebron to Miami shame having a negative effect on the image of the league....I really don't see what is anti semetic about "These Jews suck at basketball...as a comment it may not be classy but again niether was the handeling of leaving Cleveland...but anti semetic is a bit of a stretch.
Political correctness has clouded the reality between a joking insult and a true hateful remark..if he were Anti semetic I doubt he would have been there in the first place.

1071 days ago
52.

charles    

So what!! That's true. But we are good at a lot of other things like Nobel and Pulitzer prizes and having two parent families.

1071 days ago
53.

Brittany    

I love LeBron people need to get over it he did the best thing for him and his family.... so get off his ****!!!!!!!!!!

1071 days ago
54.

Mark    

The black community rightfully demands that slurs not be aimed at them, whether by the white community at large or by Jews. We Jews have the same demand in return. Its basic human respect. However, if what LBJ is "accused of" is accurate, it trivializes true anti-semitism and racism. His comments are a non-issue and Jews and blacks need to be focusing on real cases of racism and anti-semitism. By highlighting every small comment, we trivialize the true hateful speech.

1071 days ago
55.

jakester    

The world is too PC... I do't like pro hoops at all, but what should someone say at a JEWISH ball game? Those Italians can't play hoop? get over it...

1071 days ago
56.

NIkhol    

As if the jews would never say them blacks when they are in their circles! Give the guy a break.

1071 days ago
57.

JohnUtah    

Two groups you dont make fun of in this country, the Jews and the Gays. You make fun of the Jews they drag your as* to Aushwitz and lay the sympathy on your keester like they did to Prince Harry. All the other groups, e.g. Muslims etc.. man its open season on those guys. You say anything negative about the bloodsuckers whether true or not and they will make you pay.

1071 days ago
58.

Free World    

When it comes to the Jewish people we have a double standard why? I think because of the 4 or 6 million that were killed during the Nazi's time. As a result to that, we in America feel for them because we didn't intervene earlier and participate in the world and help. Jewish people have took advantage of that and have benefited more then any race of people that are in America today. Every time somebody say's something about them that is factual or not, people are call anti-semetic. I say the real holocaust was in America first with the Native American Indians and then with the American Negro's that were oppressed for over 300 years shall we not ever forget. Native Americans and American Negro's have been the poster child of jokes and all kinds of racial slurs and stereotyped for years and even still today. But when it comes the saying something insensitive about the Jewish peole we all get upset and call it politically uncorrect. I want to leave you with this the Jews sold out Moses, killed Christ and we should never forget it. So I say stop and smell those roses and realize they are some of the most ruthless people here on earth that have mistaken kindness for weakness.

1070 days ago
59.

Faggol Fagolson    

LMAO even if he did say this, how is it antisemitic?

1070 days ago
60.

David Michaels    

Geez! I am a lifelong Cavs fan and I hate the way LBJ left Cleveland, and the way they plotted for years to pull this off and play together, presumably in Miami and the way he quit on the Cavaliers, but it is HISTORY. He's just another player on another team. GET OVER IT. We need to concentrate on how the Cavs can get better fast and compete with the Heat on the court. What would be better than to knock the Heat from the playoffs? BTW, LeBron, if you ever want to come back to Cleveland, you will be welcome and loved again!

1070 days ago
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