The complaint claims that the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had interest in signing Noel as a free agent in recent offseasons. But Noel, allegedly, was unaware of the interest because Paul didn’t return calls from those teams. The suit alleges that former Sixers coach Brett Brown informed Noel of Philadelphia’s interest. If Brown agrees to provide his version of events on the record, it could have a significant impact on the case.
NBA star Ben Simmons’ sister Olivia has been ordered to pay her half-brother Sean Tribe a whopping $550,000, five months after she posted a series of defamatory tweets. Mr Tribe, 35, sued his sister for defamation in April after she took to Twitter to publish a series of false allegations he had sexually abused her as a child. Mr Tribe strongly denied the allegations.
Ms Simmons, 29, who lives in Melbourne, later deleted the three tweets but not before they had been liked by her followers hundreds of times. The Federal Court awarded Mr Tribe a default win on August 3 after Ms Simmons repeatedly failed to present a defence or turn up to court.
A former NBA referee sued the makers of WhistleStop, alleging the product infringes his patent for an invention that stops the game clock when a referee’s whistle is blown and restarts it when a button on a referee’s belt pack is activated.
Michael Costabile alleges he began working on the invention after he blew a whistle on a foul in the last moments of an NBA game in 1990 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, resulting in Charles Barkley making two free throws and winning the game for the 76ers by a single point.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released documents detailing a man’s offer to make Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case disappear by killing his accuser. The man reached out to Bryant unsolicited and didn’t appear to have any ties to the Lakers star.