Johnny Manziel Rumors
LeBron James’ marketing agency will no longer be working with maligned Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, James’ business manager told cleveland.com. James’ company is shifting its focus away from endorsements and Manziel’s football career may be at a crossroads as he continues to deal with personal issues. “We’ve decided to end our formal business relationship with Johnny,” said Maverick Carter, James’ long-time friend and business partner who runs LRMR, the agency which until now had represented Manziel in endorsement deals. I will continue to support and advise him as a friend,” Carter said. “However, because Johnny needs to focus on personal growth, the next phase of his career and because LRMR continues to expand beyond marketing, we made the mutual decision that it was best to terminate our business relationship.”
James is perhaps Manziel’s most powerful ally. Manziel is represented by LRMR, the marketing firm owned by James and run by longtime friend and fellow Akron native Maverick Carter. “I haven’t talked to him,” James said of Manziel following the Cavs’ 97-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. “I found out about the information when you guys found out about it. If a guy is seeking help, as a friend, I support him and want him to get better. As his friends and family, we all believe in him and think this is a good step if that’s the route he wants to take.”
The legal system-abusing prankster who filed an insane lawsuit against Johnny Manziel has apparently struck again — and this time, his target is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. TMZ Sports has learned … Cuban was sued in District Court in Northern Texas by someone claiming to be Lisa Lazzari … the sister of former “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Lani Lazzari (owner of Simple Sugars body care company). In the suit, the plaintiff demands $15 MILLION and makes bogus and comically outrageous claims against Cuban.
Dwight Howard is still in his first season as a Houston Rocket, but he’s already thoroughly embraced his new home. After the Rockets’ Thursday blowout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Howard hung out with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.