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Glora James & Delonte West Affair? Blogger Defends Report On LeBron James' Mom

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First Posted: 05/25/10 01:08 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:35 PM ET

Ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers were knocked out of the playoffs following uncharacteristically shoddy play from LeBron James, rumors have swirled that the NBA MVP was in a funk because he learned that his mother had sex with teammate Delonte West.

A lawyer for James forcefully denied the whispers, but Basketball Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy called the claim "absolutely true" and "absolutely horrifying."

The man who first published the story online defended his coverage in an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. Owens said that "we trust our sources," but also sounded unsure of the veracity of the controversial claim. He added that the source is someone "we've used before, he's never done me wrong, he's always been pretty right on."

More excerpts from the interview, which is full of plenty of hedging words such as "basically," "supposedly" and "allegedly," can be found at SportsRadioInterviews.com. For more on the origins of the seemingly vaporous rumor, Deadspin has retraced the story back to its beginning.

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