After the Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4, Stephen A. Smith reported that LeBron James was distracted by “personal issues” and that is supposedly an excuse for a superstar delivering an 8-point performance in the freaking NBA Finals. Smith, though, has a direct line to Worldwide Wes, Maverick Carter and ultimately James, even though he won’t simply admit it and pretends that he makes predictions on his own, so he’s probably right. Now we know that James may have been distracted because Rashard Lewis allegedly had sex with his girlfriend, Savannah Brinson.
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. (Via Hello Beautiful)
Part of me wants to just rant* for days about how douchetastic that paragraph is, but we like to keep it succinct around here, so I’ll just say that as someone who lives in Orlando and knows plenty of guys like this, this “source” wears a fedora 24/7.
As for the actual meat of the allegation, I have a hard time believing that a girl would give up her Bentley for a Geo Prism. But if we wax hypothetical, maybe Bron is out there banging half the world and she just got fed up and said, “F*ck it.” And then she did. Either way, James’ career is now defined by two things – 1) Disappearing in the playoffs when he’s needed most and 2) People banging the girls in his life.
Would Michael Jordan let his teammates bang his mom or a washed up, overrated rival sleep with his girlfriend? Well, maybe if he lost a bet, but for other purposes, no.