Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. congressman is asking NBA commissioner David Stern why the league allowed games with visiting Greek club Olympiakos which has allegedly breached contracts with former NBA players.
Representative Peter King, a New York Democrat, said on Thursday that Olympiakos has outstanding U.S. federal court judgments against it. Former NBA player Chris Morris won a judgment against the Greek club, as did his agent, Tom McLaughlin.
King also asked Stern in the letter this week what the league was doing to ensure the fair treatment of American players overseas. The NBA declined to comment on the letter.
Last year, Olympiakos lured former Atlanta Hawks star Josh Childress with a three-year, $20 million deal.
Olympiakos lost to San Antonio 107-89 on Saturday and to Cleveland 111-94 on Monday.