The New York Post is reporting that NBA star Tony Parker of The San Antonio Spurs is coming forward to reveal a possible career altering injury, and a lawsuit.
Parker was present on the night of the now infamous incident and says he was there chilling with his "friend Chris Brown," when they melee broke out and “me and my friends took some punches, they started throwing bottles everywhere.”
He and his legal team however don't hold the parties personally responsible at all. Instead, they are going after the owners of W.i.P., the nightclub scene of the crime.
Their entire argument is based on a they-should-have-known-better approach. As in, they shouldn't have let both of the guys in at the same time, and they def shouldn't have kept allowing them to buy bottles of expensive champagne (cause none of that is in the clubs best interest or anything, right?).
Parkers lawyer is stating, "The defendants were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake’s entourage and Brown’s entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two."
Then there's a priceless bit about Rihanna herself, “She’s been known, like Helen of Troy, to cause trouble." That's right people, it's no longer just a fist match fought with flying bottles thrown by innocent rappers who shouldn't have been allowed to play together, it's the Trojan War.
The extent of Parkers injuries did not fully reveal themselves until he landed in Paris to practice with the French basketball team, who have secured him a spot in their line-up for the Summer Olympics.
Now Parker, suffering from a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries,” has been sidelined for at least a week, having been ordered to do nothing but wear a therapeutic contact lens, and occasionally throw some drops in his eye. Nothing cool about that.
Clearly eyesight is key for someone who shoots baskets for a living. So what's the potential permanent damage to his abilities worth to him? He's suing for $20 million.
The real question is, how much is possibly bombing the Olympics worth to the French? Parker may not blame the rappers, but hopefully for their sake, someone besides them knows better than to the let them into France…. at least not at the same time.