Lebron James Will Honor Jerry Brown, Who Died After a Party at a Dallas Night Club, with a Party at a Dallas Night Club

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Jerry Brown Jr.'s life was cut short almost two weeks ago when the Mercedes driven by Josh Brent, his best friend and Cowboys teammate, veered off the highway near the former site of Texas Stadium. The two had just come from Privae, a members-only night club, where the 320-pound nose tackle drank enough to get his blood-alcohol level to .18, twice the legal limit to drive.

The crash could, theoretically anyway, serve as a lesson on drunk driving's toll, a heavy reminder to professional athletes that, despite the culture's outsize celebration of youth, money, and athletic prowess, they are neither invincible nor above the law.

Or it could provide the theme for their next party.

That's apparently what LeBron James has in mind when he comes to Dallas tonight in advance of Thursday's game between the Heat and Mavericks. The Morning News' society maven, Alan Peppard, has the scoop:

Expect a houseful of ballers Wednesday night at the downtown nightclub Zouk. The biggest baller of them all, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, is hosting an event to celebrate the life of the late Dallas Cowboy Jerry Brown.

James will be in town to play the Dallas Mavericks, but the night before, he'll play host at the nightclub fund-raiser. The event organizer, UG Productions, is reportedly giving 10 percent of the proceeds to Brown's family.

The party starts at 10 p.m.

The first thing you're probably asking yourself is: Did Alan Peppard, whom evidence suggests is the seventh-whitest person on the planet behind the cast of The Big Bang Theory and me, just use the word "ballers" in a column? Then you may start to wonder whether this whole thing might be sending the wrong message. A celebrity-filled party at a club to honor someone killed as a result of the excesses of a celebrity-filled party at a club?

But, hey, it's for a good cause, right? After all, UG Productions, which is throwing the party, will donate a whopping 10 percent of proceeds to Brown's family. Everyone knows you can't criticize a charity.

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melissahostad42
melissahostad42

I can't believe that UG Productions is only giving the family 10% of the profits...I agree with seltzernator's post. UG Productions should be giving the family way more than 10% of the profits from tonights get together to honor Jerry Brown Jr's life and I feel that Lebron James should not be paid for being the host for the get together. If he is getting paid for being the host, he should just turn around and give that money to Brown's family...my god doesn't he get paid enough as it is?!! That's just what I think and how I feel about the whole thing!!! :)

reverendvelvet
reverendvelvet

Zouk should be ashamed.LeBron should be ashamed.

For even associating with UG Productions.10%??? They can go sell cookie dough and get 50% .. 

seltzernator
seltzernator

sure they're donating 10 percent, but where is that other 90 percent going?  let's look at this for what it REALLY is, a publicity stunt!  ug productions is simply using the unfortunate passing of jerry brown jr. as an excuse to throw an elaborate soiree, to gain some positive p.r. points, and promote their name all while raking in A LOT of cash.  AND in the midst of the "season of giving" no-less... smh! tisk tisk ug productions, someone just made it onto the naughty list...and let's not let lebron off the hook here either, i'm sure he's not hosting this for free.  i'd like to know how much of that remaining 90 percent he will be taking along with his talents back to south beach?

Zak Dahlman
Zak Dahlman

Classy!!! Lebron is one classy fellow!!! I like the way he thinks! What better way to remember a guy who got shit faced in a bar, died on the way home from the bar, and could've killed countless other people cuz of his stupidity, than by throwing a party at a bar! So we too can get shit faced and repeat the process!!! Genius!!!! And may I add that with all the tragedy going on as of late, this was definitely THE BEST choice of things to raise money for!!!

Andrew Tran
Andrew Tran

st least the family is getting something our of this. yall be some haters

Hp Touchpad
Hp Touchpad

Where can I get this paper in Irving, TX area?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

10% huh and 60% to Lebron and 30% to UG how nice

CJ Dylan
CJ Dylan

Ahhh yayuhh! Git err drink on!

Joseph Rangel
Joseph Rangel

oh Zouk? yea, that means Lebron isnt showing up

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris

good thing these guys are rich..cause they are stupid as shit

Kent Bishop
Kent Bishop

It only costs 10% of the night's proceeds to profit off of a dead football player's name.

David Hernandez Jr
David Hernandez Jr

I guess it's like honoring the tragedy in Newtown by shooting your gun in the air.

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