LeBron James and Drake sued over movie rights, per report

NBA star LeBron James Grammy-winning rapper Drake, along with their media companies, are among the defendants listed in a lawsuit alleging their involvement in the improper acquisition of “intellectual property rights” for an upcoming documentary.

according to report from New York PostFormer NBA Players Association president Billy Hunter and his attorney, Larry Hatcher, filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court over the rights of black icemovie based on the book, Black Ice: The Lost History of the Maritimes Colored Hockey League, 1895 to 1925.

In the lawsuit, Hunter, who was executive director of the National Basketball Players Association from 1996 to 2013, said he owned exclusive rights to any CHL film based on a deal he struck with the book’s authors, George and Daryl Faust, in March 2019. The deal included a $10,000 down payment. dollars and an “option agreement” to shoot an adapted film. Hunter alleges that the Fostys later violated their contract in order to reach a side agreement with James and Drake’s team; The lawsuit also alleges that Hunter paid the authors a total of $265,000 for the rights to the film, per Mail.