Rich and famous people have a lot of issues to deal with including opportunists wanting to make some cash off them by posing as their kids, fathers, mothers, and relatives. LeBron James is rich and famous and according to reports, he had to cough out nearly $4 million on a failed DNA test with an imposter who claimed to be his biological father.
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To this date, LeBron doesn’t know who his father is. As a single mother, Gloria raised a child who has only gone on to become one of the greatest players of all time. As there was no information about LeBron’s dad, one man tried to claim himself as his father. A long case followed, that included DNA tests of LeBron and his mother, which eventually culminated in 2011.
The man, Leicester Bryce Stovell, suddenly appeared in the lives of LeBron James and Gloria more than two decades after the birth of ‘the King’. By this time, LeBron was already a superstar in the NBA and was earning millions. While his mother didn’t want anything to do with Stovell, LeBron asked for a DNA test.
The test proved that Stovell was not the father of LeBron, but Stovell felt the results had been tampered with. After this, Stovell sued LeBron and Gloria for $4 million on the grounds of fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation. The case was dismissed after months by the presiding judge.
Who is LeBron’s father? We believe we know the answer.
The four-time NBA champion was born to Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland. Today, LeBron James is at the peak of his fame, but it was not easy to get there because of his difficult upbringing.
Gloria played a crucial role in shaping James’s life, while Anthony was mostly absent. Growing up, James did not get to have a healthy father-son relationship.
Anthony and Gloria were in a casual relationship when she gave birth to their son, LeBron. However, Gloria was only sixteen at the time, and Anthony was not the most supportive father.
McClelland had an extensive criminal history. In addition, he did not pay for child support, leaving Gloria to look after LeBron on her own.
McClelland was not there for LeBron or his mother in their time of need. They had to move from one apartment to the other because Gloria struggled to get a stable job.
Aside from LeBron James, it is rumored that McClelland had a son named Aaron McCelland Gamble with another woman. Aaron was born in 1987 in LeBron’s hometown Akron, Ohio.
Anthony did not take responsibility for Aaron either, instead choosing to leave him and his mother behind.
McClelland has since passed away.
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