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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Just give it back then.

557 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

Jesus is BLACK? Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas now shut yo azzz up!

557 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Jesus is Latino, Isn't He ?.....

557 days ago
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awesomewave    

A black effegy on a silver rope chain? Something is not right about that.

557 days ago
5.

Black    

Well Jesus definitely is not white so I wouldn't call it a rendition

557 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

jesus Christ is of color and wasn't born here

557 days ago
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RealAsTheyCome!    

Jesus is not a color! He lives within our hearts. Which is red like the color of blood!

557 days ago
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Cricket    

Jesus has nothing to do with it. These celebrities need to pay their bills!! If you want the stuff pay for it. I'm sure he expected photos of him wearing the crap, was payment, because he's famous. F off J.R.

557 days ago
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Horndog    

What's the deal with the Snoop Lion medallion?

557 days ago
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RudeGal    

J.R. Smith wipes his ass with 48K. No wonder he didn't respond to the lawsuit. Ain't nobody got time for that.

557 days ago
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My3Cents    

"african american rendition of Jesus?!

1. JESUS WAS NOT WHITE. The bible clearly states that
2. All blacks arent "african american" -- this piece is "middle eastern" as Jesus was

557 days ago
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PG    

Another moron who will be broke as a joke in 10 years.

557 days ago
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taih588    

White people know Jesus isnt white that's why they brainwashed people into thinking that he have blonde hair and blue eyes you will never see them worship anything that's not them. They brain wash alot. I'm happy mel Gibson didn't hop on the bandwagon he said I don't want a blonde hair blue eyes Jesus in my movie.

557 days ago
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Miki    

Looks more like a Viking.

557 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Stick to the story topic which is another idiotic moron ball dribbler buying lots of ugly gaudy jewelry and crap and not paying for it. In his ghetto circle, this is a badge of honor. For the rest of us honest working people, we take pride paying our bills on time.

557 days ago
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