LeBron James' attorney has fired off a cease and desist email in response to the disturbingly rumor that LeBron's teammate Delonte West is nailing his mom.
The email to terezowens.com - the sports blog that first reported on Friday that LeBron's mother Gloria was allegedly sleeping with Delonte - was rather curt.
In it, Frederick Nance, attorney for LeBron and Gloria James, says the West rumor is "categorically false and per se defamatory." Eh, probably a little of both.
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' sorry Eastern Conference Semifinal loss to the Boston Celtics.
Rumors of a Gloria James-Delonte West affair surfaced after Cleveland's elimination from the NBA playoffs. But is there anything to this other than salacious gossip?
The theory went like this: LeBron found out about Delonte West putting it to his mom before Game 4. LeBron was despondent and the Cavs lost Games 4-6.
Absurd, right? Probably ... although someone still buys it.
Interestingly, terezowens responded to TMZ regarding the email it got from Team LeBron: "We think it's a little fishy they waited almost four days to fire this off."
They say they stand by their source, and they're consulting with their own lawyers. The LeBron-Gloria-Delonte story is still up on their site ... at least for now.