Found May 16, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
Billy Hunter was forced out as President of the NBAPA because the players thought he was in cahoots with the owners and he stole a bunch of money. Hunter is now firing back with a lawsuit. Billy Hunter sued the National Basketball Players Association and president Derek Fisher on Thursday for defamation and breach of contract stemming from his dismissal as the union’s executive director. “Once the lockout ended with an agreement in line with the owners’ demands, Fisher and Wior waged a campaign to terminate his employment without cause and in violation of his contract,” the lawsuit alleges, according to a press release from Hunter’s attorneys, the firm Sidley Austin in San Francisco. Hunter is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages based on his termination, at the time of which he was owed $10.5 million in salary through 2015. The former executive director is seeking, at minimum, the money he was owed on his contract at the time of his termination.

Ex-NBA union head sues Derek Fisher

Former NBA players association executive director Billy Hunter accuses current NBAPA president Derek Fisher of having a secret deal with owners during the last lockout.

Billy Hunter files suit vs. Derek Fisher

Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players. Hunter contends that Fisher undermined Hunter's efforts to make an agreement and interfered with his position by secretly negotiating with select owners...

Billy Hunter Files Suit Against NBPA, Fisher, Wior

Billy Hunter has filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Players Association, Derek Fisher and Jamie Wior. Hunter was voted out unanimously as executive director of the NBPA in February. Hunter had been executive director of the NBPA since 1996.  A report from an independent party showed Hunter used poor judgement on hiring practices, spent improperly on several forms...

Former NBA union head files suit against Fisher

The former head of the NBA players' association has filed a lawsuit alleging president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players. Billy Hunter contends that Fisher undermined Hunter's efforts to make an agreement and interfered with his job as executive director. Filed Thursday in California...

Billy Hunter, Former NBA union director files suit against Derek Fisher

This is headed down a road neither man wants to go.

Tony Allen Gets Technical Foul For Tossing Towel At Derek Fisher

Someone should have told Tony Allen that he is not allowed to throw a towel at an opposing team’s player while they are trying to shoot. Because the world failed to mention that to Tony, he was awarded a technical foul for tossing a towel in front of Derek Fisher as he was shooting a three pointer. via Bleacher Report [@CJZero and Bleacher Report] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Lawsuit signals Fisher's game is up

There's no reason for me to pretend this Derek Fisher-Billy Hunter feud isn't personal for me. It became personal the moment Fisher publicly threatened to sue me because I reported a major rift between Hunter and Fisher -- the former executive director and current president of the NBA players union, respectively -- during the 2011 NBA lockout. In Oct. 2011, I wrote a column...

Tony Allen gets technical for tossing shirt

During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder...

Tony Allen Throws in the Towel (at DFish)

Tony Allen had a “Want To Get Away?” moment last night – as he stood to cheer during Derek Fisher’s 3rd Quarter trey, he waived what he thought was a tshirt in the air and accidentally sent a towel flying onto the court. Fisher pointed, the refs blew a Tech, and Tony went all sadface. The series win helps, but he’ll never get that towel back. The NBA really is a give and...

Tony Allen throws shirt at Derek Fisher, gets technical

Well, that’s one way to play defense. Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was on the bench for a breather during the third quarter of Game 5 between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder, but that didn’t stop him from trying to defend his opponents. As Derek Fisher was spotting up for an open 3-pointer, Allen threw a shirt onto the court. Allen got a technical foul for the...
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