May 18, 2023
Shaquille O’Neal is everywhere.
The NBA Hall of Famer has seemingly countless commercials and endorsements running on TV every day, and is a mainstay on TNT’s NBA coverage throughout the season. It’s hard to miss him.
Yet O’Neal has apparently been dodging lawyers representing FTX investors for months.
“In 30 years, I’ve never had to deal with this situation,” said Adam Moskowitz, a lawyer representing FTX investors, via the Wall Street Journal. “We are not going away.”
O’Neal is one of several celebrities and athletes who were named in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by FTX investors after the cryptocurrency company collapsed. O’Neal — along with Tom Brady and his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, comedian Larry David, tennis star Naomi Osaka and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, among others — appeared in commercials promoting the company. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in January and charged with wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering and more.
When it comes to O’Neal, however, lawyers apparently can’t seem to actually serve him properly — something that's generally required to start a lawsuit.
Source: Yahoo Sports