New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson alleged family members “tried to kill” him in a deposition made public this week. Benson, who has been engaged in a legal fight over who will inherit the sports franchises, detailed why he decided to cut his daughter Renee, along with grandchildren Ryan and Rita LeBlanc, out of any ownership stake with the teams. “Well, they tried to kill me for one thing.” the 88-year-old billionaire businessman said in the deposition on March 28. “I found out they didn’t love me very much, trying to stab me in the back, wanted to take over everything, brought me to court saying I was crazy. You don’t need any more than that.”
Benson said it was after a verbal confrontation between his wife and Renee — one that Benson alleged likely took place after the suite incident — that he decided to change who inherited what. “As a matter of fact, I cut them off from everything,” Benson said. “I don’t have them to Saints games or Pelicans or nothing.”
Adam Zagoria: Former Oklahoma PG Isaiah Cousins was impressive yesterday in Pacers workout, sources told @SNYtv. Has New Orleans tomorrow.
Troy Williams, 21, just completed his junior year at Indiana University and says he has an internship and “a class or two left” to earn his undergraduate degree. He has not yet decided whether he will remain in the 2016 NBA Draft, and he has until May 25th to decide. He says he’ll lean heavily on his support system: uncle Boo Williams, aunt Terri Williams-Flournoy, and basketball trainer John Lucas. For now, he’s “50-50.” He has workouts scheduled with the Clippers (Wednesday), Lakers (Thursday), and Pelicans (May 23rd).