Well, for years Kareem Abdul Jabbar has been hailed as one of the best basketball players of all time and he is still well respected as a legend. Now that he is retired and has nothing but time to give, apparently he’s getting greedy.
According to TMZ, a lawsuit was filed against Jabbar and it is a messy one, especially considering the so-called charity he represents maybe isn’t even a charity at all!
So here’s the deal, Julien’s Auctions claims it struck a deal to sell Abdul-Jabbar’s big time memorabilia, including his championship rings, jerseys, everything that represents his basketball days.
Well, Deborah Morales, Kareem’s manager and longtime personal friend, negotiated with Julien’s and as part of the deal she supposedly got the auction house to donate $300,000 to Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation charity.
Julien is saying that after they donated the cash, they would out that Skyhook wasn’t even a charity! Instead it went into somebody else’s pockets!
And so Julien’s is wanting that $300,000 back AND damages.
Oh snap! So I’m wondering if Jabbar knows all this and if he is in on this wiggity whackness? That’s messed up. AND, I wonder how many other people were scammed by this so-called charity and doesn’t yet know it?
I guess we’ll soon find out!