We’ve posted some pretty crazy NBA-related lawsuits over the years but this one from man in Peoria, Illinois might take the cake as the strangest.
The man’s name is Matthew Thompson and he suing Bulls star guard Derrick Rose for not playing in the 2013 regular season which caused Thompson, “mental breakdowns” and “stress”:
A 25 year old Peoria Illinois man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Chicago Bulls Superstar Derrick Rose. Matthew Thompson, a self-described long-time Bulls fan, and electrician claims Rose missing the entire 2012-2013 NBA regular season has caused him to have mental breakdowns and emotional distress, which ultimately led to obesity issues.
The former MVP is still recovering from an ACL surgery which has caused him to miss the entire season, his status for the playoffs as of Thursday is still unknown.
According to reports, Thompson claims Rose displayed negligent behavior by refusing to return to the court, despite having been cleared by team doctors. He blames his health issues on the MVP’s refusal to return.
Honestly, if this lawsuit isn’t thrown out within the first minute, I’ve lost my faith in humanity.
(Courtesy of Hip Hop 365)