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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Not that this has anything to do with anything

But I had to call this guy an as shole somewhere,
This guy is suing Michael Jordan and Nike, because he's sick of being mistaken for Jordan.

The television station's Web site says Allen Heckard filed the suit against His Airness and Nike founder Phil Knight on June 29 in county court, claiming to have been mistaken for the basketball legend nearly every day for the past 15 years.


And he's tired of it.

"I'm constantly being accused of looking like Michael and it makes it very uncomfortable for me," Heckard reportedly said.

Heckard apparently is suing Jordan for defamation and permanent injury, emotional pain and suffering. He is suing Knight for defamation and permanent injury for promoting Jordan and making him one of the world's most famous athletes.

Heckard, who stands slightly taller than 6 feet, says many people miss the fact that he is roughly six inches shorter than Jordan.

But Heckard bears a physical resemblance to Jordan because he has a shaved head, an earring in his left ear, and is in good physical shape — from playing basketball.

"Even when I go to the gym I'm being accused of playing ball like him (Jordan)," Heckard said.

Wouldn't most people consider that a compliment?

"Yes, don't get me wrong it's definitely a positive thing, because Michael, like I say is one of the best ball players that I've known to play the game. But then again, that's Michael and I'm me. So I want to be recognized as me just like Michael's being recognized as Michael."

The television station apparently caught Heckard wearing blue Air Jordan tennis shoes.

Is Heckard trying to look like Jordan?


"They're very comfortable shoes to play ball in," said Heckard. "I play a lot of basketball and any other shoes I try to play in tend to hurt the bottom of my feet."

What made Heckard decide to file suit against Jordan and Knight for $416 million each?

"Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and then I turn around and I figure that's what it all boils down to."
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 11:42 PM
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It seems that people today think the quickest way too make a $$$ or two is by sueing. And to make matters worse, it happening for the most stupidist things, just watch Judge Judy. The above is not only laughable, but sickening too!
I hope the guy ends up with zero $$ and has too pay the court fees.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 09:30 AM
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 01:37 PM
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man... those septics are outrageous with the blame/sue culture !
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 02:15 PM
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People are SO STUPID!! That cracked me up.. Oh geeeeeeeeeze. I can IMAGINE. All that PAIN and EMOTIONAL SUFFERING for being MISTAKEN as a FAMOUS basketball player! The poor soul! hahaha. I'd love to see him. He's probably like, crying and feeling butt hurt. Sorry, but. Get a life, and stop going to COURT to earn money! Jerk.
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