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Former SEC lawyer sues LeBron James for $4M, claims he’s his dad. Wait, what?

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In what may be the oddest paternity suit in recent memory, a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer is suing basketball star LeBron James and his mother for $4 million. Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that he is LeBron’s dad, and that the basketball star and his mom have conspired to deny his paternity and shut him out of the Miami-bound player’s life.

Stovell said his memory of his 1984 one-night stand with Gloria James resurfaced 20 years later. (In an astounding coincidence, that would place his sudden recall well after all hard work and late nights of raising a son, and right around the time James was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.) One previous paternity test ruled out Stovell, but he believes that was tampered with and he wants another one.

(Stovell filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against SEC in 2002. SEC paid him $230,000 to settle the case, but did not admit fault, CNN reports.)

"LeBron, I am your father" -- Leicester Bryce Stovell, from his Facebook page

"LeBron, I am your father" -- Leicester Bryce Stovell, from his Facebook page

TMZ, which broke the news, said that “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.”

Jeez, Stovell. FedLine understands SEC lawyers like to include all the details, but there’s a limit.

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Comments

  1. Robert Says:
    July 8th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Wait… so he’s never been in his life, because of a one-night stand, and now he’s suing for money?

    I suppose this sort of garbage gets posted and discussed all the time, but I’d venture to say that any reputable judge would laugh this case dismissed.

  2. LeBrons Real Dad Says:
    July 8th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    F off Stovell. By the way- Bing Crosby called. He wants his Christmas sweater back.

    Lebron- I… am your father…

  3. LeBrons Real Dad Says:
    July 8th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    F off Stovell. By the way- Bing Crosby called. He wants his Christmas sweater back.

    Lebron- I… am your father…

  4. Dittyman8 Says:
    July 9th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    LeBron and his mother should sue him back for all the back child support he never got as a kid. My idea of fatherhood is being there for your kids while they are growing up, not simply a sperm donor.

  5. Rebar Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 7:28 am

    The SEC paid Stovell $230,000? That is absolutely crazy!

  6. Billie Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Having sex with a 15 yr old -shame on you ….how convenient you found out after the fact….if he is your son and she kept that from you – shame on her ….BUT, to sue for $4mil bc they both decided they did not want you to be a part of Lebron’s life (mind you he is a grown man!) — ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!! Obviously you aren’t trying to be a part of his life still…No, you are all about the money…I wouldn’t want you in my life either….Get a job!

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