News: Tony Parker's $20 Mil Drake/Chris B. Suit Could Cost Him In NBA Finals
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:55AM
San Antonio Spurs' point guard Tony Parker's $20 million lawsuit against the New York City club where Drake and Chris Brown squared off at last year could be in danger.
According to reports, Parker's incredible 2012-2013 NBA season and being only three wins away from earning another championship ring could damper his chance at snatching those millions.
Tony Parker and his fellow San Antonio Spurs are poised to snatch the NBA championship title from the Miami Heat ... but a victory could cost Tony a fortune. Tony is in the middle of a $20 million lawsuit over the blowout fight between Drake and Chris Brown at W.i.P. Nightclub in NYC. Parker says he suffered lacerations to his cornea when a glass shard from a bottle struck him in the eye. Parker is suing the club, claiming it was negligent in not preventing the brewing brawl. Now here's the problem ... Tony played a fantastic season this year. He could have won MVP if he hadn't sprained his ankle ... and if LeBron James had suddenly retired. So the $20 million damage claim kind of goes out the window, especially if Tony gets a ring. (TMZ)
Reports of Parker's pricey legal case made nationwide headlines last June.
The club is also facing a $20 million lawsuit from NBA star Tony Parker over injuries he sustained in the fight. The suit centers around many of the same charges the club is facing from the liquor authority: they didn't do enough to stop the fight, they didn't have enough security working when the fight started, and they should have known better than to let two guys who've publicly feuded for the same girl into the club at the same time. Parker was in the V.I.P. section when the fight broke out, and suffered an injury to his cornea in the ensuing melee. An injury to his eye, the suit argues, isn't exactly great for Parker's basketball career. Therefore, $20 million please. (The Atlantic Wire)
The San Antonio Spurs point guard claimed he nearly lost an eye at the hands of Brown and the nightclub's insufficient security.
NBA superstar Tony Parker said Friday he was hit in the eye by shards of glass when bottles started flying and exploding at the W.I.P. club. The 6-foot-2-inch point guard said he was living it up with pals at the SoHo nightspot "when a fight broke out" early Thursday between the posses of rapper Drake and R&B star Chris Brown. Parker, who is supposed to play for France in the Summer Olympics next month, said he could have lost an eye. (New York Daily News)
Tony might not have anything to worry about if rap star Lil Wayne's NBA Finals prediction is fulfilled.
With his beloved L.A. Lakers out of contention, the South Beach resident now believes that LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the clear-cut favorite to take the basketball crown. Clearly his past spat with the team hasn't affected how he analyzes the game. "C'mon man, you know you can't beat that machine out here in Miami man. Nobody can beat that machine. I have yet to see someone beat that machine," he said. "I think the [San Antonio] Spurs will give them a run for their money but, that machine, the Miami Heat." (MTV)