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#1MavsFan
07-09-2006, 12:48 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/id/5766540_36_2.jpg
aww they're twins....


Man says he's tired of being mistaken for MJ
FOXSports.com
Posted: 1 day ago

A Portland, Ore. man has filed a lawsuit for $832 million, saying he is tired of being mistaken for Michael Jordan, according to KGW-TV.

The television station's Web site says Allen Heckard filed the suit against His Airness and Nike founder Phil Knight on June 29 in county court, claiming to have been mistaken for the basketball legend nearly every day for the past 15 years.

And he's tired of it.

"I'm constantly being accused of looking like Michael and it makes it very uncomfortable for me," Heckard reportedly said.

Heckard apparently is suing Jordan for defamation and permanent injury, emotional pain and suffering. He is suing Knight for defamation and permanent injury for promoting Jordan and making him one of the world's most famous athletes.

Heckard, who stands slightly taller than 6 feet, says many people miss the fact that he is roughly six inches shorter than Jordan.

But Heckard bears a physical resemblance to Jordan because he has a shaved head, an earring in his left ear, and is in good physical shape from playing basketball.

"Even when I go to the gym I'm being accused of playing ball like him (Jordan)," Heckard said.

Wouldn't most people consider that a compliment?

"Yes, don't get me wrong it's definitely a positive thing, because Michael, like I say is one of the best ball players that I've known to play the game. But then again, that's Michael and I'm me. So I want to be recognized as me just like Michael's being recognized as Michael."

The television station apparently caught Heckard wearing blue Air Jordan tennis shoes.

Is Heckard trying to look like Jordan?

No.

"They're very comfortable shoes to play ball in," said Heckard. "I play a lot of basketball and any other shoes I try to play in tend to hurt the bottom of my feet."

What made Heckard decide to file suit against Jordan and Knight for $416 million each?

"Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and then I turn around and I figure that's what it all boils down to."

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/5766288

haha I've seen it all now.

snoop
07-09-2006, 01:25 PM
wow, thats out of left feild

spreedom
07-09-2006, 02:53 PM
Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and then I turn around and I figure that's what it all boils down to."


What the hell kind of logic is that?

sp3nc3r13
07-09-2006, 03:48 PM
what a prick.

Tokey41
07-09-2006, 04:19 PM
Can he really do that?

#1MavsFan
07-09-2006, 05:15 PM
if a lady can spill coffee on herself and get like 400 million, I guess so.

fluid.forty.one
07-09-2006, 05:43 PM
LOL amazing

dalmations202
07-09-2006, 06:18 PM
if a lady can spill coffee on herself and get like 400 million, I guess so.
Just a FYI:

The judgement was for 200K medical (lowered to 160K) and the judge then packed on 2.7M in punitive damages. Then he went back and lowered it to 480K.

Then:
Following the trial of Ms. Liebeck's case, the judge who presided over it reduced the punitive damages award to $480,000, even though the judge called McDonald's conduct reckless, callous and willful. This reduction is a corrective feature built into our legal system. Furthermore, after that, both parties agreed to a settlement of the claim for a sum reported to be much less than the judge's reduced award. Another corrective feature.
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Still an absolute travesty.

nashtymavsfan13
07-09-2006, 07:50 PM
LOL, he does look like MJ!

Drbio
07-09-2006, 08:22 PM
He looks like a lazy piece of lawsuit abusing shit.

birdsanctuary
07-09-2006, 08:48 PM
Maybe Jordan should sue because he might be mistaken for Alan Heckard...?

nah-vit-ski
07-09-2006, 10:38 PM
"Even when I go to the gym I'm being accused of playing ball like him (Jordan)," Heckard said.


Wow this sh-- had me cracking up......

mkat
07-10-2006, 12:45 AM
you know it's a slow basketball news day when....

sike
07-10-2006, 01:06 AM
only dumb people would make that mistake.

snoop
07-11-2006, 08:10 PM
i'm sick of people mistaken me for bill gates

fluid.forty.one
07-11-2006, 08:12 PM
Maybe Jordan should sue because he might be mistaken for Alan Heckard...?


haha

Five-ofan
07-11-2006, 08:52 PM
He doesnt even look like mj