Archive for November 4th, 2011

Tony Allen

It’s tough for many NBA players  to make ends meet — particularly with no game checks coming during the lockout.

That lack of incoming finances led to a drastic cutback at Memphis guard Tony Allen’s house during Halloween.

Instead of giving trick-or-treaters candy during a visit to his house, Allen provided them with beef and chicken Ramen noodles.

“Sorry kids it’s a lockout no candy!!,” Allen tweeted. ”Got a chicken and beef,::: Ramen noodles.”

According to Basketball-Reference.com, Allen made $3 million last year  for the Grizzlies.  During the course of his seven-season NBA career, he has pocketed $12,777,037

– Reported by Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News

shaquille o'neal

Shaquille O’Neal is suing a former information technology employee the former NBA great claims invaded his privacy by selling personal emails that damaged his reputation.

The lawsuit was filed against Shawn Darling in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. It seeks an injunction barring Darling from providing O’Neal’s emails to anyone, unspecified damages and the return of all O’Neal’s private electronic messages.

O’Neal paid Darling up to $150 an hour for IT work.

– Reported by the Associated Press

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which former Dallas Mavericks owner Ross Perot Jr. accused current owner Mark Cuban of mismanaging the team.

State District Judge Craig Smith signed an order in Dallas on Thursday granting Cuban’s motion for summary judgment and denying all of Perot’s claims.

Perot filed the lawsuit in 2010, alleging that the Mavericks were insolvent and that a receiver should be appointed to manage their finances.

– Reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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