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Hunter's Claims vs. Fisher Dismissed; NBPA Suit to Go On

"A judge ruled Wednesday that former executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the National Basketball Players Association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with the Oklahoma City guard.

'Today proved that Mr. Hunter's claims continue to be both farfetched and offensive,' Kassof said, adding they were 'thrilled' with the decision. 'It has been clear that Mr. Hunter filed this case in retaliation to my clients' efforts in protecting the NBPA and its players. Today's ruling establishes once again that my clients acted properly and in the organization's best interests.'"