It’s a scenario that would be totally rejected as an “Entourage” spec script, but since this is real life, and Cleveland, it’s totally believable. The Browns’ Braylon Edwards supposedly slugged a friend of LeBron James outside of a nightclub late Sunday night, and now James is sniping back at Edwards via Twitter.
Edward Givens has told police that Edwards assaulted him outside of View nightclub in Cleveland at about 2:30 a.m. this morning. Givens, who said that he went to Lutheran Hospital this morning for a black eye, a cut and a headache, is friends with LeBron. This is what LeBron has to say about it via a sportswriter’s Twitter account:
Here we go, from Brian Windhorst of the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER:
And more LBJ: “You are a role model to kids and you should carry yourself that way on and off the field. And I carry that.”
LeBron just ripped Braylon Edwards for (allegedly) punching his friend last night. Called Edwards “jealous” of him and “childish.”
In the story by the PLAIN DEALER, Givens, an event promoter, said that he was talking to Edwards outside of the club when Edwards started an argument. Edwards then punched Givens with a closed first on the left side of his face.
“After the club closed, I was outside greeting and saying goodbye to people. Braylon comes up and started saying things, degrading me. He said if it wasn’t for LeBron (James) or the Four Horsemen, I wouldn’t have what I have, nor would I be able to get girls. Everyone knows Braylon has a problem with LeBron. So I had to speak up for myself. The conversation started to escalate. As some of his teammates started to pull him back, he punched me. I have a black eye and a cut. I’m not a violent guy.
“As long as I’ve known Braylon, I’ve allowed him and his friends to come into our events free of charge. Whatever jealousy he has with LeBron, he felt he needed to take it out on me.”
Hmm, could it have something to do with this?:
I seem to recall that at the time these photos of the Super Bowl commercial came out, people were saying that James could start at wide receiver for the Browns with no problem. Could Edwards have thought they were talking about his spot?