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LeBron James sued by Atlanta nightclub

by Derrick Johnson on March 9, 2011

Not only did the Miami Heat lose four recent games in a row, with LeBron James failing to make a potential buzzer beater, it seems that the star player is now being sued by an Atlanta nightclub for reneging on a commitment to appear at the club, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Opera nightclub is suing James for breach of contract and seeking reimbursement including all legal expenses, saying that James and his agent made a commitment to appear on March 17 for one hour, but has since canceled.

Opera nightclub does not want James to appear at a competing club named the Gold Room, according to the news source.

"We want to make sure LeBron doesn’t show up any place else. Opera has the utmost respect for LeBron James and his teammates. This action isn't so much about James as it is about his agent, Chubbie Baby, engaging in improper business practices… Opera is merely being proactive," Yasha Heidari, the Opera nightclub's attorney, told the news outlet.

Not only is James' agent professionally known as Chubbie Baby, but his company – called Awesomelife – is said to have received $15,500 in advanced payment for the scheduled appearance.

After two written agreements, James' agent informed Opera that the basketball star would not be able to make the appearance and instead would visit the Gold Room instead.

Opera has declined to accept the agent's offer to return the money, insisting instead that James follows through with his appearance.

LeBron James and the Miami Heat lost on Sunday, March 6, to the Chicago Bulls, in a disappointing 87-86 defeat. The Heat are now 1 to 9 against the top five NBA teams, according to AOL News. 

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