LeBron James was the star of the show on All-Star weekend, but he could end up being the star of a lawsuit if things turn sour.
Months ago, LeBron condemned the actions of Wisconsin resident Kyle Rittenhouse, who was involved in the killing of two men and the wounding of a third during anti-police protests in Kenosha back in 2020.
Now, Rittenhouse has added LeBron to his list of legal targets in the aftermath of his ordeal.
“I think everyone wants to know … what are your plans for LeBron James?” journalist and host Drew Hernandez asked Rittenhouse on the debut episode of “Frontlines.”
“He’ll be getting a letter, too,” Kyle responded. “LeBron James will be getting a letter, too,” Hernandez emphasized to his viewers. Rittenhouse replied, “Anybody who defamed me, or lied about me, we’re just gonna send them a letter and then deal with them in a courtroom.”
According to Rittenhouse, he was once a Lakers fan before James made his allegedly defamatory comments.
Rittenhouse had said he stopped rooting for the Lakers after James's tweet. "I liked LeBron,' Rittenhouse said in December on The BlazeTV. "And, then I'm like, 'You know what, f--k you, LeBron.' I was a Lakers' fan too before he said that,'" he added.
James has not yet commented on the impending lawsuit, but it's unlikely to force any kind of apology from the Lakers star.
As one of the best players in NBA history, James has become more than an athlete. He carries weight and influence in culture, entertainment, and politics. So when he says something critical of someone else, you can be sure he means exactly what he says.
Besides, LeBron has more than enough money to handle any kind of legal battle that comes his way.