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Agent Sues NBA Player He Discovered in Yemen For $2 Million Contract Breach

Agent Sues NBA Player He Discovered in Yemen For $2 Million Contract Breach

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo is being sued by a professed scout/agent charging that the NBA player did not honor a contract that would have paid him $2 million in commissions.

TMZ Sports reports that Igor Crespo claims in his lawsuit that he discovered the 6’9″ Biyombo in 2009 while in Yemen, helped develop his basketball skills, and signed a contract with him in Spain. Moreover, Crespo contends that he helped him obtain a spot on a professional team in Madrid.

In 2011, the Sacramento Kings drafted Bismack with the seventh overall pick. According to TMZ, Crespo contends that his contract with Biyombo guarantees that he receive 10% of his lifetime earnings, but that the Zaire-born big man allegedly stopped paying him when he joined the NBA.

Biyombo has been in the league for three years and has made a limited impact for the Hornets despite averaging 21 minutes a game. He averages 4.3 points per game, 6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocked shots.

As far as the numbers go for Igor, according to RealGM Basketball, he is listed as representing five other players from Spain and none of them have been signed by an NBA team. 

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