NEW YORK (AP) - The attorneys for the NBA players' association and president Derek Fisher have asked that the lawsuit filed by former executive director Billy Hunter be dismissed.
Four motions were filed Tuesday in California Superior Court, with the attorneys jointly saying that the ``allegations are unfounded, and we intend to defend this lawsuit aggressively.''
Hunter was ousted in February and filed a lawsuit in May, alleging that Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist, Jamie Wior, and certain players.
Hunter led the union from 1996 until he was unanimously removed following an investigation into his business practices that found no illegal conduct but cited several conflicts of interest, questionable business decisions and hiring practices.
He seeks unspecified damages for defamation and breach of contract.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail NBA Rookie of the Year Pick An intriguing NBA rookie class features one deemed “superstar” in Ben Simmons. Will he be the runaway winner of the Rookie of the Yearin the 2016-17 NBA Season?
Thumbnail Durant has theraputic Olympics The biggest free agent of the 2016 offseason is ready to join his new team as Kevin Duranthad a successful experience at the 2016 Rio...
Thumbnail GS favored as schedule released The NBA released the 2016-17 schedule earlier this week. Here is a look at the latest odds to win the NBA Finals.
Thumbnail Dallas brings in ex-Warrior to join icon When Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki opted out of his contract on June 21, it felt like a slight roadblock to an inevitable reunion between both sides. Little...
Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages