The Chicago Family Law Blog

Man Claims He's LeBron James' Father, Sues For Millions

Following closely behind LeBron James' overwrought announcement of his free agency decision last week on ESPN, Washington, D.C. attorney Leicester Bryce Stovell made is own announcement. He claims he is King James' biological father and is suing him and his mother for alleged fraud, TMZ reported.

He is seeking $4 million in damages for the alleged cover-up of his alleged paternity by the newly signed Miami Heat player's mother, Gloria James. He claims he had "consensual sexual relations" with Gloria James in 1984 in his lawsuit and also is seeking a paternity test.

Most Chicago family law attorneys likely would call this is an unusual case, although wealthy and high-profile celebrities often attract litigation. 

Leicester Stovell claims to have uttered the following prophetic words to a then-pregnant Gloria James:

"Well, if he's mine, make sure he plays basketball."

Not only does he play basketball, but he is one of the all-time great talents of the sport. But is Leicester Stovell really his father? Although they appear to have some striking physical similarities, a DNA-based paternity test will provide the answer.

LeBron James' mother denied ever meeting the man, let along having sex with him, saying "LeBron's money is for his children." Leicester Stovell claims the paternity test LeBron James agreed to turned out negative because it was tampered with.

Alleging that he and his mother are engaged in a cover-up, he is demanding another test that both parties can verify.

Leicester Stovell alleges the cover-up is "due to anger at perceived abandonment and conflict arising from his image as a successful fatherless child from the projects."

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