We knew things would get ugly when Derek Fisher and the NBPA looked to oust Billy Hunter from his position after the lockout debacle. The ugliness is now in full motion with Hunter suing Fisher and his former employer for a large sum of money, with a bit of a twist in his story telling. Find that, the latest update on Kobe Bryant and much more below.
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Billy Hunter is reportedly suing Derek Fisher, his business manager and the NBPA for $10.5 million. He also claims that a person named “Black Mamba” called him about a month before a deal was struck to salvage the 2011-2012 NBA season, telling him to settle for a 50-50 deal. From that phone call, Hunter concludes and accuses Fisher of making a deal with the owners behind his back. Ken Berger of CBSSports details this bizarre story below:
But the most interesting series of events outlined by Hunter were those linking Bryant and Pelinka (who also represents Fisher) to the surprising collapse of negotiations at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Oct. 28, 2011 — about a month before a new labor deal finally was struck, salvaging a 66-game season and reordering the financial and competitive landscape of the sport.