LeBron James And Chris Paul Were Served Subpoenas In The Lawsuit Against The NBAPA

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers are among those who have been served with deposition notices as part of Billy Hunter’s $10.5 million lawsuit against the NBA Players Association, according to ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss. Hunter, the former executive director of the NBPA, contends he was wrongfully terminated.

Hunter is suing the NBPA for compensation he did not receive after his ousting in February 2013.

Paul and James are the president and vice president, respectively, of the NBPA. James Jones, a team of LeBron’s with the Cleveland Cavaliers and secretary treasurer of the union, was also served.

Derek Fisher, a former president of the NBAPA, was served in February.

The two sides are scheduled for a hearing Nov. 3, wherein the NBPA legal team may appeal the order that it cede documents in discovery. Hunter’s legal team has asserted that more depositions of NBA players are forthcoming.

I won’t sit here and pretend to know what a union’s executive director does, but no way can it be worth more than $3 million per year. Hunter’s 17-year run ended under the Fisher regime, and Hunter believed at the time that some of the votes used to dispatch him may not have been allowable.

No matter how this goes, at least Hunter gets to sit across from LeBron for a few hours during the deposition. That’s pretty cool!

(Via ESPN)