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Two athletic icons celebrate a birthday today, and it's rather clear what gift both need.

First, LeBron James turns 27. The Miami Heat superstar and his squad are off to a strong start to the 2011-2012 season, currently 3-0 thanks to a buzzer-beating victory Wednesday night against Charlotte.

Have you seen their latest introductory video? Someone needs to get this guy a mansion just for his ego.

  • LeBron James in Miami
  • Tiger Woods on the Course

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is now 35. He actually won a golf tournament to close out 2011 and could use a hug. His most famous mistress is pregnant with someone else's baby, after all. That's gotta hurt.

Other celebrities celebrating birthdays today include: Kristin Kreuk (29), Eliza Dushku  (31), Sean Hannity  (50) and Matt Lauer  (54).

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The Miami Heat aren't exactly trying to play down their star power or title expectations with their 2011-12 intro video, set to "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.

Debuting tonight before the Heat's 115-107 win over the Celtics, the video shows Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James & Co. in all their grandiosity.

In a word ... EH. Last year's intro video, set to "In The Air Tonight," just invoked a visceral sense of impending awesomeness, even if you loathe the Heat.

"All of the Lights" is a little underwhelming. Maybe that's a good thing, though. After last year's Finals failure, maybe Miami should let its play do the talking:

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LeBron James' alleged father, Leicester Bryce Stovell, has been show the door by a judge who shot down the man's lawsuit against the NBA superstar.

Stovell sued LBJ and his mother Gloria last year, claiming they defamed him, blocked him from making money and tampered with paternity test results.

A judge wasn't buying this. For myriad reasons.

Ill-Fated Pep Rally Pic

The bad news for James? He still has no NBA titles.

All eight claims in Leicester Bryce Stovell's lawsuit have now been tossed out because of insufficient facts, not to mention that he had "not identified any damages."

"Apparently Stovell believes that companies are willing to pay him for being the father of LeBron James," the court said, before ruling it was not the case.

Stovell claims he knocked up Gloria after a one-night stand and says there is "a strong likelihood" he's LeBron's biological father. He wants to retake a DNA test.

Don't hold your breath, dude.

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LeBron James was in for a long postseason before he stepped to the microphone for a postgame press conference, following his team's NBA Finals elimination at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night.

The supposedly best player in basketball had been reduced to a passive spectator during the series, averaging nine points fewer per game than he did during the regular season.

Asked about the celebratory reaction of his critics to such poor play, James gave an answer that sounded like he was looking down on all basketball fans.

Ill-Fated Pep Rally Pic

But James said today that he was misunderstood.

"I was saying at the end of the day this season is over and - with all hatred - everyone else has to move on with their lives, good or bad. I do, too.

"It wasn't saying I'm superior or better than anyone else, any man or woman on this planet, I'm not," said the underachieving star. "I would never every look at myself bigger than anyone who watched our game. It may have come off wrong but that wasn't my intent."

We'll buy that. But we're still psyched the arrogant Heat lost to the Mavs. How about you?

 

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If there's any place on the planet without an Internet connection, LeBron James may wanna head there. ASAP.

The Heat forward, whose team lost 105-95 in Game Six of the NBA Finals last night, is being widely criticized around the league for his passive play and arrogant attitude. And now he's being trashed talked by a guy with a backward "P" tattooed on his face.

Following his team's victory, DeShawn Stevenson donned a t-shirt in the Dallas locker room that said in all. In homage to Shaquille O'Neal 2006's taunting of Kobe Bryant, it reads: Hey LeBron! How's My Dirk Taste?

DeShawn Stevenson T-Shirt

It's a reasonable question. After all, Dirk Nowitzki was named MVP of the Finals. LeBron? In the final five minutes, with the game within five points in either direction, he didn't score a single point all series.

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When LeBron James joined the Miami Heat last year - essentially admitting that he couldn't handle the burden of leading the Cleveland Cavs to a NBA title - he became the most polarizing figure in professional sports.

Therefore, when the favored Heat lost Game Six of the Finals last night to the Dallas Mavericks, critics around the country celebrated.

That's Karma for screwing over Cleveland, they cried, pointing to James' subpar stats in the series (18 fourth quarter points... total) as proof that he can't handle the pressure.

LeBron James Pep Rally Pic

Yes, the Heat did... hold an unseemly, premature pep rally that crowned themselves champion before a single game was played.

At the podium after the game, James was asked if he cared about such reaction. His reply likely didn't make him any new fans:

“All the people that were rooting me on to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life they had before,” LeBron said. “They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want with me and my family and be happy with that.”

In other words: hate on, haters. But your life still sucks compared to mine and, get a life, this is just sports.

Were you happy to see the Heat lose?

 

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FACT: LeBron James has played the last two games of the NBA Finals like someone scared of the big moment.

FICTION: The Miami Heat star has been distracted on the court because Rashard Lewis, an overpaid member of the Washington Wizards, had sex with LeBron's girlfriend, Savannah Brinson.

Lewis called in to a radio show soon after this rumor spread online and did all he could to put it to rest. The power forward said he's never met Brinson and would never do that to a fellow NBA player...

The news should not come as a surprise, really.

Lewis can barely score on the court these days - his 11.7 points per game in 2010-2011 were his lowest output since his first full season in the league - so it's hard to imagine him scoring with LeBron's woman.

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LeBron James has struggled in the NBA Finals, scoring 11 points total over five fourth quarters and looking disinterested in action on the court during Game Four.

Might such poor play be blamed on the action off the court by girlfriend Savanna Brinson?

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  • LeBron James and Savannah Brinson

For the second time in two years, following his second baffling, passive playoff performance, an Internet rumor claims that a fellow basketball player has slept with someone close to the Heat superstar.

Last season, sources said teammate Delonte West got it on with LeBron's mom, Gloria.

Now, at least one website is reporting that Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis recently slept with Brinson, LeBron's long-term girlfriend, during a trip to Miami.

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LeBron James' mom, Gloria James, was arrested for assault last week.

This you likely know by now if you keep up on your celeb gossip and/or NBA news. But what you haven't seen before now is RAW VIDEO of the incident!

Unlike the surveillance footage of Gloria ranting at the cops after she got popped, video of the actual attack casts her in a (slightly) more positive light.

During the encounter, the valet parking guy, Rockfeller Sorel, takes an advancing step towards Gloria and bumps her before the infamous slap occurred.

Gloria got in his face prior to that, but he may have provoked James to a degree too. He also takes aggressive steps at her post-slap. Watch below:

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The valet who claims he was slapped in the face by LeBron James' mom Gloria James says he is just too traumatized by the experience to resume working.

Parking cars at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach can be tough when you're experiencing what is TOTALLY a severe case of PTSD like he is, for sure.

Sources close to Rockfeller Sorel say he's taken an extended leave of absence and has been "very depressed" since Gloria James clocked him in the face.

Gloria James Mug Shot

LeBROMMA DRAMA: Gloria James was arrested early Thursday a.m.

Gloria, 43, was arrested over the incident - after which Sorel sought medical attention but showed minor, if any visible injuries - and charged with assault.

She was a big pain with the police as well, reports indicate.

Rockfeller Sorel will meet with his lawyer Monday to discuss his legal options, which is a nice way of saying he will be filing a GIANT ASS LAWSUIT shortly.