Just hours before Zion Williamson hears his name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Duke star has found himself in the midst of another legal battle.
According to the Associated Press, Williamson, who recently signed with with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation, is being sued for $100 million by Prime Sports Marketing LLC, a marketing company he signed with after leaving Duke and subsequently dumped a month later.
Williamson filed a preemptive suit against Prime Sports Marketing LLC earlier this month alleging the contract he signed was unlawful in North Carolina. The suit filed by the marketing company, which according to the AP was filed on Wednesday, is a response to that alleging he breached contract by leaving after one month instead of fulfilling the five-year term of the contract. It also alleges CAA, which now represents him, interfered in the process. The $100 million sought by Prime Sports is what the company claims is punitive damages against Williamson, CAA and two other CAA employees.