We Be Clubbin! Atlanta Hot Spot Suing LeBron

An Atlanta club is suing King James for playing for the competition

By David Hill
|  Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 5:05 PM EDT
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LeBron James might not be crying, but an Atlanta night club is being a real baby about an appearance the King is scheduled to make.

James is scheduled to make an appearance next week at the hot spot, Opera, the night before the Miami Heat takes on the Atlanta Hawks.

James had agreed to hang out for about an hour for $25,000, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

But on March 4, James' agent informed the club that he would be making an appearance at the Gold Room, a competing club, instead.

Why LBJ decided to hit the other spot is unclear, but we must admit it sounds like the Gold Room would be a lot more fun than a place called the Opera.

Opera had already given James deposits of $12,000 and $3,000 for the scheduled appearance, and is now suing to recoup the deposits. In the suit, Opera alleges it would suffer "irreparable injury, loss and damage" should James skip his appearance.

It is not known whether Opera would settle for a cameo by LeBron's wingman, Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

Somewhere, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is suggesting they contact LeBron directly in Comic Sans.


David Hill is a Miami native and the former owner of a youth replica Rony Seikaly jersey.

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