Michael Avanetti, who many know because the lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit in opposition to President Donald Trump, has been on Twitter over the past a number of days accusing Nike of perpetrating a “main highschool basketball scandal.” This morning, he accused Phoenix Suns middle DeAndre Ayton, the primary decide within the 2018 NBA Draft, of working with Nike to direct money funds to Ayton’s mom, amongst others.
Ask DeAndre Ayton and Nike in regards to the money funds to his mom and others. Nike’s try at diversion and cover-up will fail miserably as soon as prosecutors notice they’ve been performed by Nike and their attorneys at Boies. This reaches the best ranges of Nike.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 26, 2019
Avenatti had a giant day yesterday, teasing these things after which getting arrested and charged with felonies.
Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) had been served with a subpoena in September of 2017 as a part of the federal investigation into corruption inside school basketball at the moment. Nothing fairly like Avenatti claimed has come to gentle but so far as Nike is concerned.
Ayton’s identify being introduced up may need some penalties. Whereas the proficient huge man is now a multi-millionaire in Phoenix, one want solely to look to Reggie Bush to see that previous actions might have a future impression.
The worst of faculty basketball and the establishment of faculty basically has been uncovered to the general public over the past a number of years, and if Avenatti’s claims are true, it’d simply be the tip of the iceberg. He has but to supply any proof.