Former NBA player Sedric Toney is suing Moses Malone Jr. over a sports memorabilia deal gone bad.
According to a story at TexasLawyer.com, Toney claims he made deals to acquire items from former players including JoJo White, Walt Bellamy and Allen Iverson but Malone, son of the Hall of Fame big man, wouldn’t deliver on a promised share of the profits. The suit was filed in a Texas district court.
Toney played in the NBA from 1985-1994 and is currently a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
According to the story, Malone has already paid a sizeable sum to former player Dale Ellis who sold him nine game-worn jerseys but didn’t get paid.
Wild fires in California have claimed lives and destroyed homes, spreading so quickly that some residents haven’t had time to evacuate with much more than the clothes they’re wearing. Former Oakland Raiders receiver Cliff Branch was asleep in a chair early one morning when his attorney called, urging him to evacuate. Branch told Jerry McDonald of Bay Area Newsgroup that he managed to grab his three Super Bowl rings and some cash and get out of the neighborhood before his home was destroyed.
Collector Bob Ochs grabbed his baseball cards and a large autographed Sandy Koufax photo before he had to leave his Santa Rosa home earlier this week.
Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and his wife Nancy evacuated their home, not far from their winery. According to the San Jose Mercury-News, the Seavers packed some memorabilia into a vehicle and drove to Lake Tahoe, awaiting word on whether the fire had spared their property.
Not everyone was able to save their memorabilia. Former San Francisco 49ers equipment man Ted Walsh lost his five Super Bowl rings, signed jerseys and other items when fire consumed his home.
“A lot of good stuff,” Walsh told the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s nothing left. We’re just shell-shocked. But this is when you find out who your friends really are, and so many people have reached out to us already.”