This summer, Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo has been traveling in his native Republic of Congo. Biyombo, 21, was born in Lubumbashi, the country's second largest city.
Biyombo was drafted 7th
Man goes to Yemen.
Man discovers 6'9" basketball prodigy in Yemen.
Man signs prodigy to contract promising to develop him into an NBA caliber-player in exchange for 10% lifetime earnings ... and also helps him leave Yemen.
Prodigy becomes 7th overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft ... becoming overnight millionaire.
Man sues when player blows off the deal.
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A man claiming he helped Bismack Biyombo make it into the NBA is suing the Charlotte Hornets center for $2 million in unpaid commission fees. This is according to a report by TMZ Sports.The suit alleges that the man, Igor Crespo, met Biyombo in Yemen back in 2009 and the latter signed a contract promising 10 percent of all professional basketball earnings for the rest of his life...
Charlotte Bobcats star Bismack Biyombo is experiencing a case of more money, more problems. Supposedly the 6’9″ Biyombo was approached in his home country Yemen by a man named Igor Crespo in 2009, who promised him to help him develop into an NBA player in exchange for 10% of his lifetime earnings.
Obviously Biyombo was drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft as the 7th pick, so now Crespo...
Bismack Biyombo (0) will look to bring a defensive presence off the bench for the 2013-2014 Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo Credit: Chuck Burton/AP) Over the last few weeks, isportsweb has broken down the offseason moves by the Charlotte Bobcats, and predicted how the season will play out by looking at their schedule. Now, with the regular season less than two days away, here is a look...
Bismack Biyombo is on his way, he’s making it. Asked by Stephanie Ready what was going through his mind in the frantic final 28 seconds of zaniness that led to a Bobcats win over the Toronto Raptors, Mack answered, “We have done a pretty good job as a team, and it was just big time.” [...]
Bismack Biyombo wasn’t drafted to be an offensive stalwart. Ever. The Charlotte Bobcats and everyone else in the NBA world knew exactly what Biyombo was: a defensive stopper with no real hope of developing consistent offensive skills. And if they stick to their first notion and don’t expect too much out of him on the [...]
When Bismack Biyombo put up 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a loss to Milwaukee back in early April, the performance did not really resonate around the league for one fact: this was the Charlotte Bobcats and they were mired in an NBA worst 23-game losing streak.
But remove the Cats' catastrophic seven whole wins from the season and you are left with a development plan...
I am a Bismack Biyombo fan. I didn’t know much about him when he got drafted, but when I read about how he was willing to pay a cool million of his own so that he can come to the U.S. and play in the NBA I couldn’t help but like the guy. It’s not too common [...]
COMING TO AMERICA
Last week, it seemed as if Charlotte's rookie big man would be stuck in Spain for the season, but after a buyout was agreed upon, he may even get to play in Monday night's exhibition game.