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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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1.

sonny    

1st

1045 days ago
2.

The Real JJ    

Even sounds made up. Everybody that LBJ plays (that's not a pro) sucks at basketball. He's ESPNs #1 best player in the NBA, no matter what you think. He's done some stupid things but I doubt he said that. Just another person in Ohio who's still bitter about him leaving Cleveland.

1045 days ago
3.

Webpreneur    

Overrated.

He would be nothing if there were no stupid NBA supporters. He doesn't even have talent. All he does is that he uses his strength, his basketball IQ is like 15. I bet that he doesn't even know NBA rules.

Its all for show. He comes, he scores 35 points, throws the damn ball like 15 times, audience has standing ovations, owners get their money from tickets, jerseys, stupid fans, he gets all the attention, and money from sponsors for commercials he makes ...

In short. NBA does not care about you. They care about millions you bring to them with your sorry a...

1045 days ago
4.

dan    

Hmmm can't really fault lebron for that statement.... I mean we do suck at basketball. This reminds me of the funny movie Airplane! when a passenger asks or light reading and the flight attendant offers him a pamphlet on famous jewish sportstars. We suck.

Bagels and lox we know what to do with... yelling and screaming at a family dinner, we're great at.. picking fantasy football hmmm debatable

I think lebron should order a corned beef on rye from the deli owner, leave a tip in the jar, grab a Dr. Browns Diet Black Cherry and half sour pickle and an apricot rugelach for dessert and just head home.

1045 days ago
5.

CarneyIsGod    

Jewish guy is right. He did ruin the NBA.

1045 days ago
6.

p-dat diddy    

The Herb Cain "Dummies Guide to Capitalizing on your sex predator past":

1) Tell the Press to "Shut Up",
2) Threaten your victims to keep their mouths shut "or else",
3) it's Perry's fault,
4) it's a smear campaign by the media,
5) or the Al Sharpton classic... play the race card victim
...Note; must be black to use last tactic!

1045 days ago
7.

JM    

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080211210357AARlRkD

1045 days ago
8.

dharmabum    

wait? To call a Jewish person a Jew is anti semitic? Or is it you cannot say Jews suck.

1045 days ago
9.

static    

If he were an ant-Semite I doubt he would have even been there.

1045 days ago
10.

Ehud Gavron    

Please have an editor review this... and change "semetic" to "semitic". While you're at it, it might be a good idea to have editors review everything before it's published.

1045 days ago
11.

gutsygirl    

How can you be anti-semitic and live in Miami!?

1045 days ago
12.

SLH    

why do they have to flap their wings and skwawk at every little comment or even potential comment. chill the **** out already

1044 days ago
13.

Areader    

Even IF Lebron said...."These Jews suck at basketball" that would not constitute a anti-Semetic comment!

1044 days ago
14.

sokolniki    

You have Harvey Levin as your boss and you do not know how to write SEMITIC? Ever thought of using spell check? And I once watched your show in which NOBODY in TMZ except Harvey of course, NOBODY knew who Mikhail Gorbachev is.. I mean the man who helped finish the cold war and start the collapse of the evil empire - the Soviet Union? Harvey, who works for you -high school dropouts or journalists?

1044 days ago
15.

kitnplayn    

This dude doesn't know what racism is. It is not racism to call a Jewish person a Jew, it's a fact, and it is not racisum to say they generally suck at basketball, it's a fact. Using vulgar language to state an opinion or a complaint when you are mistaken...that would be called stupidism, a distant cousin to racism, but more damaging to innocent bystanders than to the accused.

1044 days ago
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