The Internet was set ablaze when a disparaging rumor about Bronny James sliding into Larsa Pippen’s DM’s hit the timeline. Now, Bronny’s parents LeBron and Savannah James have shut down the derogatory claim once and for all.
All Bronny did was “like” a photo on Larsa Pippen’s Instagram timeline over the weekend. Soon after his handle appeared under her photo, gossip sites including Black Sports Online parroted the outlandish claim that he was trying to shoot his shot with Pippen.
The fake news story spread like wildfire across social media, which prompted a stern response from the 16-year-old’s parents. On Sunday (Dec. 27), Mrs. James hit up her Instagram Stories to dismiss the false report.
“With everything going on in the world right now, this is the shit y’all talking about,” Savannah James wrote on her Instagram Story. “At the end of the day y’all are talking about a minor. I don’t care what type of ‘celebrity’ y’all think he is, he’s a child and the bullshit needs to stop. Y’all got the right one.”
LeBron followed up by reposting her response with some commentary of his own. “Uh-oh y’all fucked with the wrong one now!,” LeBron wrote in his Instagram Story. “Good luck. It won’t be cute!”
BSO also reported that Bronny responded to the claims saying that he only liked her picture and that’s it. Nonetheless, Larsa Pippen, Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife, also responded to the reckless report. She included a screenshot of BSO’s Twitter handle, which apparently blocked her.
“I’ll sue the fuck out of you for writing some disgusting lies you weirdo,” Pippen tweeted. “Some of these stories are so disgusting the fact that my son’s friends can’t like my pics without some ppl writing some weirdo shit is crazy.”
Despite BSO’s report, Bronny hasn’t publicly responded to the drama, but it seems like his parents have everything covered.