Washington lawyer Leicester Stovell says a federal judge should not dismiss his lawsuit trying to prove that basketball star LeBron James is his son.

In a court filing Thursday, Stovell is opposing a motion by James’ lawyers to dismiss the lawsuit. The new filing defends the timing of Stovell’s lawsuit, and it says only the judge can provide Stovell the final answer he’s looking for about paternity — as well as money for “mental anguish” and other alleged damages.

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