LeBron James’ house in Miami did not get burned down by “angry Miami Heat fans,” which is merely a hoax.
The fake article was posted on Cream Bmp Daily, a fake news website,
“Lebron James $9 million dollar home was set on fire early this afternoon by heat fans that were upset by his decision to take his talents back to Cleveland,” the fake report says. It adds: “Although teammates Bosh and Allen showed up to the scene for Lebron James; Dwyane Wade was not able to be reached and the damages will cost upwards of $1 million to replace including; trophies, rings and an extensive collection of NBA headbands.”
According to the disclaimer on Cream Bmp Daily, it’s not real.
“CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only,” the disclaimer says.
Another disclaimer says, “All reports and other information on this page may or may not be 100% accurate. It’s not news, it’s entertainment. All other comments are my personal opinion, but try not to take the [expletive] seriously and come at me … because I will and do sue. I’m just a young [expletive] tryna get rich,” it says, adding: “I do not take credit for any media featured on this site. All featured media is the property of its respected owners or whoever submits it to CreamBmp.com. If your photo appears on this site and you would like it removed, please contact me and I will take it down.”
A number of users on Monday were tweeting about the article, apparently believing it’s real.