Who’s Lebron James’ dad/father? This is a question asked or to be asked by many basketball fans. NBA Celeveland Cavaliers Miami Heats star Lebron James’ biological father is called Anthony McClelland.
LeBron James (R, ©Keith Allison/Flickr) and an ex Ohio inmate called Anthony McClelland (L) who may or may not be King James’ father
Although a search on Google.com is not difficult to find the answer, details concerning with Anthony McClelland remains scarce. Here we try to patch together a bit details available online.
Anthony McClelland was a former casual sex partner of LeBron James’ mom Gloria Marie James, photo below. He impregnated Gloria James when she was only 16 years old. After Lebron James’ birth in Akon, Ohio, 1984, because McClelland was uninterested in being a parent, Gloria James, as a single mother, brought up LeBron, and to this day LeBron goes by her last name.
Anthony McClelland was a (former) criminal. He was convicted of arson and theft. An inmate search by Insidehoops.com user Statman32 on the website of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction uncovered a man called Anthony McClelland (see top picture, left), who was born on December 7, 1964.
At the time Statman32 entered his posting on that forum, he said he’s not sure if this Anthony McClelland was Lebron James’ father while pointing out the fact that the man named Anthony McClelland he found was the only Anthony McClelland to have ever been imprisoned in Ohio.
Today we did a similar search on Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website but yielded no results. Maybe Anthony McClelland Statman32 mentioned was already released from the jail. This is all we currently know about Anthony McClelland.
Dear readers, compare Anthony McClelland and Lebron James shown in the top combo picture, and leave you thoughts in comments section below.