Lebron James getting served with a divorce from his wife following a tweet about President Donald Trump is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the NBA megastar was sent divorce papers from his wife after he tweeted and then deleted a comment about Trump.
James did call Trump a “bum” following the president’s revoking of an invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors of a White House visit. “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” he tweeted.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Now, where did the fake news originate? America’s Last Line of Defense published the story on Sept. 30, 2017, reporting that James was issued divorce papers. You can see the fake news below.
NBA megastar LeBron James just can’t stop slamming Trump, and this time, it may have cost him his marriage.
The King’s latest tweet appears to have been the last straw for his wife, Savannah. Despite LeBron deleting the tweet quickly due to rampant fan backlash, Savannah – a Trump supporter – saw it and contacted a lawyer to initiate divorce proceedings.
This appears to be an obvious indication that King James plans to protest the President once the NBA season begins, something sources close to the family say his wife “wants nothing to do with” as it’s “a national embarrassment.”
No word yet on any backlash from the NBA, which yesterday announced that it expects players to stand for the anthem or face punishment, but surely the loss of his marriage will change the King’s tune toward President Trump. Will he kneel? Will he recant on calling the President a “bum?” Only time will tell.
However, there is no truth to the above story. There have been no articles published by legit media outlets that have reported on this alleged story. Rather, Last Line of Defense is fake news site.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
BREAKING: LeBron James’ Wife Files For Divorce After Vicious Attack On Trump https://t.co/7HUWTsqMd5
— DarianWorksLLC (@DarianWorksLLC) September 30, 2017
LeBron James’ Wife Files For Divorce
She’s sick of her ‘Mr Nobility’ husband.
fyi – 100% of brutal rapes
& assaults on black women is B-O-B
— ~Deplorable🇺🇸Owls~ (@UsOwls) September 30, 2017
— ♛dùkêofÜRL (@dynamex) September 30, 2017
Last Line of Defense’s disclaimer states the following:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.
What did you think of the fake news that James was getting a divorce from his wife over his comments about Trump? Did you believe it or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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