By Mary Paoletti
On Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10:30am, lawyers for the Philadelphia 76ers who were shot and mortally wounded in an attack by the Sacramento Kings will announce a lawsuit brought in Philadelphia courts against Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. The murdered team had several outspoken fans of Carter's -- alias 'Lil Wayne' -- hip-hop music. To date, the Kings are being held responsible for Sunday's 114-111 overtime death, but the 76ers' lawyers maintain they have adequate evidence to indict Carter.
This press announcement comes two days after the 79ers attended the Lil Wayne concert at the Wells Fargo center, a show intended to ensure a fun time in accordance with Carter's commitment to international "Sick Flow" standards. Carter has served jail time for possession of narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia convictions, but has no history of violent conspiracies with the NBA.
The rapper's attorney released a statement condemning Philadelphia's grievance as "ludicrous."
Reportedly, the legal team for the Cleveland Cavaliers is interested in filing a similar suit in the wake of a deadly 99-83 beating by the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavaliers -- interviewed by police during their final lucid moments in the Cleveland Clinic's Intensive Care Unit -- claimed that a Friday Willie Nelson show at the House of Blues is to blame for the loss.
While several in Ohio's legal community speculate that the Cavaliers did attend the show and probably got high, most point to Cleveland's history of abuse and a slow spiral toward self-destruction.