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J.R. Smith

Ordered to Pay $48,000

You STOLE Black Jesus

4/11/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Don't mess with Black Jesus ... or YOU WILL PAY ... just ask Knicks stud J.R. Smith, whose ass just lost a $48,000 lawsuit involving a diamond necklace that features an Afro-American rendition of the Messiah.

A jewelry company called Lemmerman's sued Smith, claiming he ordered a bunch of bling back in 2010 -- including a diamond chain, two Black Jesus pendants and some earrings -- totaling $25,500 ... but never paid.

We're told one Jesus pendant and chain cost roughly $15,000 alone.

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Lemmerman's sued for $48,101 -- which includes the jewelry bill plus interest and attorney's fees -- but Smith never responded to the suit ... so a judge ruled in Lemmerman's favor.

Smith has now been ordered to pay the $48,000 asap ... or else.  Calls to Smith's people weren't returned.

Amen.

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16.

Shuggie    

That's a lot of dough to fork over for an Obama pendant.

563 days ago
17.

Banghouse    

Go Knicks!

563 days ago
18.

Kate    

Since Jesus was never in America, wouldn't this be a black rendition? 'Afro-American' isn't appropriate when America is nowhere in the mix.

563 days ago
19.

NYCBlackMan    

WHY would anybody spend money on that bull****....................lol! BLACK MEN ARE THE DUMBEST RACE ON THE PLANET! TRUTH!

563 days ago
20.

Buddy The Elf    

I have the same one.

563 days ago
21.

RedFoxx    

Yo TMZ - 1982 called - it'd like the term "Afro American" that you used back.

563 days ago
22.

SPIDEY    

Afro-American?!?!? LOL

563 days ago
23.

Ain't BreBre    

TMZ, there isn't a black Jesus there's just Jesus whom happens to be Black. Check your bible it describes him in plan language.

563 days ago
24.

Donny455252    

Whats wrong with people who cares if jesus was black or white..... Lets just say h was tan and callit a day!

563 days ago
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