So you know the rumor that everyone is talking about? LeBron’s attorney’s are doing something about it:
LeBron James’ attorney has fired off a cease and desist email — finally denying the fast-spreading, and disturbing rumor of a sex scandal involving LeBron’s mom and his teammate Delonte West.
TMZ obtained a copy of the email sent to terezowens.com — the sports blog that first reported on Friday that LeBron’s mother Gloria was allegedly sleeping with Delonte. In the email, Frederick Nance — attorney for LeBron and Gloria — says the report is “categorically false and per se defamatory.” Nance adds, “No thinking person could possibly believe such rubbish.”
The report — which also spread as a viral email — was supposed to explain the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff loss to the Boston Celtics with this theory: LeBron finds out about Delonte and his mom before game 4 … Cavs go on to lose games 4, 5, and 6 (and possibly LeBron).
The guys at terezowens tell us, “We think it’s a little fishy that they waited almost 4 days to fire this off.” They say they stand by their source, and they’re consulting with their lawyers. The story is still up on their site … for now.
UPDATE: We also spoke to Keith Estabrook — a spokesman for the James family — who told us, “I will not dignify this with a comment.”
The rumor is probably false but I know a lot of Cavs fans who want it to be true. Why? If it’s true, it would at least explain Game 5 and the Cavaliers’ epic collapse to the Celtics.
Because, at the moment, all we have to go on is the fact that, for some reason, the Cavs (and LeBron especially) stopped giving a shit about halfway through the Boston series. We’re still looking for answers why the Best Team in the NBA lost their final two home games by a combined 50 points. We want answers (and this makes a lot more sense than “LeBron bombed these last games on purpose so he could more easily leave the Cavs in free agency”).
I guarantee, at some point in the future, there will be a book written about the 2010 Cavaliers and their epic meltdown.
And for what it’s worth, barring anymore Delonte revelations, I fully support calling this latest Cleveland sports moment The LeBacle.