Lawyers for 76ers file suit against Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr

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Lawyers for 76ers file suit against Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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.

Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

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Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

CHICAGO -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to Chicago:

 

QUOTES:

"He's rarely in the middle of the plate. He pitches to the edge very effectively. He's got a number of different looks he can give you.'' - John Farrell on White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

"We have such a heavily righthand-hitting lineup, you would think that our guys would be able to handle the off-side pitching coming at them. . . We're capable of more.'' - Farrell on the Sox 0-3 record against lefty starters.

"He's done everything that we could have asked, to get deep into games and low run situations -- and not just this year. This goes back to when he was in the rotation last year.'' - Farrell on tough-luck loser Steven Wright.

"That's what I'm working for every time.'' - Carson Smith on his scoreless inning in his Red Sox debut.

"It is what it is. Keep working and try to be ready on whatever opportunities come. That's all I can say about that.'' - Chris Young, on the infrequency of lefty starters.

"A little frustrated with the walks. I gave them the second run with the walks. When I'm out there throwing 20 pitches an inning, it's hard to get into a rhythm.'' - Steven Wright.

 

NOTES

* The Red Sox have faced three lefty starters this season and are 0-3. They've managed two runs in 23 innings and hit just .108 (8-for-74) against them.

* When the opposition scores first, the Red Sox are 5-6 this season.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to nine games with a sixth-inning single.

* Dating back to last season, Steven Wright hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last nine starts.

* Hanley Ramirez's homer in the fifth was his first since April 6, covering 96 at-bats.

 

STARS

1) Jose Quintana

Chicago's starter was brilliant, allowing a single run in eight innings on just four hits without issuing a walk.

2) Jose Abreu

The White Sox first baseman drove in three of the four White Sox runs with a first-inning triple and a two-run double in the eighth.

3) Steven Wright

Once again, the knuckballer got almost no run support and was stuck with the loss despite allowing just two runs in six innings.