LeBron James is a wanted man. In fact he is perhaps the most wanted man in all of the land, especially with today being the day when he finally announces his intentions on what team he plans to play for next season.
He’s wanted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, New Jesrsey Nets, and countless other teams are out there hoping that King James will decide to rule on their court.
But in another strange twist to this perceived drama of the NBA free agent season, LeBron James is also wanted by a man claiming to be his father. And what’s even stranger is that this man, Leicester Bryce Stovell, is suing LeBron James for him to allow him to be his daddy. I thought it was the other way around when a mother sues a man for a paternity test to see if he is the father. At least that’s how it’s done on Maury. But anyway…Leicester Bryce Stovell is actually suing Lebron and his mother because he suspects they manipulated DNA results that would have proven that he was Lebron’s biological father.
Stovall claims he met Gloria in a bar in 1984 and she was 15 and he was 29. They had unprotected sex and the rest is history. Gloria spent the rest of her life shielding Lebron from this man she met at the bar. Stovell went on to become a Princeton graduate, went to law school and eventually became a Senior Legal Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In his suit, Stovell claims he has a very clear recollection of the night he had “consensual sexual relations” with Gloria — in fact, he even remembers apologizing for his sub-par performance.
Leicester claims Gloria went back to her hometown in Ohio after they hooked up — but returned several months later to inform him she was pregnant with a boy named LeBron … but she never specifically identified the father.ADVERTISEMENT
Leicester — a self-proclaimed high school star athlete — says he remembers telling Gloria, “Well, if he’s mine, make sure he plays basketball.” He claims that was the last time he saw Gloria for more than 20 years.
According to the docs, Leicester claims he reconnected with Gloria over the phone in 2007 — when he began to think he could be LeBron’s father … partly because they look almost identical.
Leicester claims during the 2007 phone call — Gloria denied ever meeting him — threatened to have him physically harmed — and told him, “LeBron’s money is for his children.”
A few days after the phone call, Leicester claims LeBron — through his lawyer — agreed to take a DNA paternity test.
Leicester claims he was given results that showed he was not LeBron’s dad … but several months later, he began to suspect that the results were tampered with … and Gloria and LeBron were behind the fraud.
So why would LeBron participate in such a cover-up? Leicester claims it’s all, “due to anger at perceived abandonment and conflict arising from his image as a successful fatherless child from the projects.”ADVERTISEMENT
He also claims that Gloria had “fabricated” a story about LeBron’s real father for the “one dimensional commercial image-making purpose … to make [LeBron’s] life suggestive of Spike Lee’s popular 1998 sports drama film, ‘He Got Game.’”
Leicester is now seeking $4 million from both LeBron and his mother — claiming fraud, defamation and misrepresentation.
And check this out — Leicester also points out that LeBron named his 2nd son “Bryce” — and claims it’s no coincidence. As we said, Leicester’s middle name is Bryce.
You can read the full report here on the lawsuit.
LeBron’s summer has been full of scandal. From his mother sleeping with Delonte to now this, and him announcing his free-agent decision tonight in a 60 Minute-esque type show for ESPN. King James has definitely has his plate full.