The whispers started after ESPN’s Steven A. Smith made this statement yesterday about LeBron’s performance in Dallas on Tuesday:
“My theory is that he’s got a lot of distractions off the court and evidently, on occasion it tends to affect his play on the court. It’s happened to him in the past, it’s happening to him now. What that is, we’re not sure. But it’s certainly not something restricted to the game of Basketball. He was absolutely abysmal last night, he was a no show [...] and to choose the NBA Finals to let that happen, that’s the only plausible explanation I can come up with.”
He followed that up with equally cryptic tweets about LeBron’s “situation” including this:
Stephen A., who said that people around LeBron had insinuated that what he’s suggesting is true, refused to go into detail, however, because he doesn’t feel it’s his place to tell LeBron’s business.
Not everyone feels that way though. This was reported on Houston’s 97.9 The Box this morning.
I have a very reliable source who clubs and drinks with all of the athletes that come through Orlando. He was all over the Tiger Woods issue and knew what all happened with Tiger prior to it being released publicly. My buddy has a place in Orlando, Lake Nona to be exact, and he lives among some athletes that live there in Orlando. Needless to say he golfs, drinks, and parties with some of the best people in central Florida. So when word got to him while at the bar last night, he called me. Word got out while drinking with friends, that Rashard Lewis slept with Lebrons girl while visiting South Beach.
And the “Hoopz” look-alike in the picture is his brand new fiance… as in, these engagement photos were released last week. That new.
So if these rumors are true, not only will Bron be playing just as sh*tty tonight as he did Tuesday, since it’s all over the everything and we’re sure he’s heard the rumors by now. But it would mean the break up of two seemingly really happy couples.
We’re pretty sure someone directly involved will have addressed it by this time tomorrow.