Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport finally came clean about why he hates LeBron James‘ guts. The 47-year-old father-of-2 said he’s no longer a LeBron fan after the NBA superstar dissed his two sons, Julian and Maceo several years ago.
“When they ran into LeBron, he dissed my kids,” Rapaport said on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday. “He gave ’em the f–kin’ Heisman and turned his back to them.”
Rapaport says his sons Julian, 17, and Maceo, 15, were 10 and 8 when they were dissed by the Cavaliers star at an event.
“Out of all the athletes, out of all the celebrities, out of all the rappers I’ve ever met — especially with my kids — that was the only motherf–ker that ever did that,” said Rapaport. “I was like, ‘Hell f–kin’ no’… don’t play me and my kids.'”
Rapaport thinks LeBron held a grudge against him after their mutual friends had a bad falling out.
Things weren’t always frosty between them. Rapaport, who is a sideline reporter for the Big 3 basketball league, recalls a 19-year-old LeBron telling him he was a fan.
“At 19 he came up to me… Yeah, and then things went a little sour and ever since then, I’ve just stopped becoming a fan,” Rapaport said during an interview on Fox 5.
The sports fanatic who is promoting his book, “This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash,” says LeBron will always be #2 to a certain legend.
“Obviously, he’s the best player in the league. He’s one of the best ever. He’s arguably, you know, Michael Jordan-ish. But in this book, I articulate 23, not 22, 23 reasons why Lebron James will never, never-ever be like Mike.”
Rapaport and his sons’ mom, Nichole Beattie, divorced in 2007. He and his life partner, Kebe Dunn, have no kids together.
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