We hear these kinds of rumors all the time and it’s always so tough to tell if they are true. We heard a while ago that Delonte West was getting it on with LeBron’s mom, and that’s why LeBron was playing poorly at the time. And now, Stephen A. Smith is passing along a rumor that first was reported on a Houston-based hip hop station, that Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis had sex with LeBron’s girlfriend.
Smith was on ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning on Friday and said that he’s “[heard] things” through the “grapevine” that are of a “personal nature,” and it may or may not involve, “somebody other than the player,” and it may or may not “have a profound effect on the player,” and it has nothing to do with “the game of basketball.”
That’s pretty cryptic, but we’re pretty sure he’s referring to what the hip hop station said a ways back:
“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 LeBron’s girl while visiting South Beach.”
That’s a very serious accusation and one would hope that they have some kind of hard proof before taking to the airwaves with that. And while we aren’t 100% that that is what Stephen A. is referring to, that’s what we’d put our money on if given the chance.