According to a report from ESPN, Cleveland Cavaliers forwards LeBron James and James Jones have been served notices of deposition in former National Basketball Player’s Association Billy Hunter’s wrongful termination suit against the organization. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has also been served, as has former union president Derek Fisher.
James and Jones are both prominent figures in the union, as James is the current vice president and Jones is the secretary treasurer. Paul is the current president. Hunter, who as the NBPA’s director from 1996 until 2013, is suing the union for $10.5 million plus attorneys fees. Hunter’s position is that he was wrongfully terminated from his position.
A meeting between the two sides is currently scheduled for Nov. 3 and both James and Jones will have to attend in person wherever the meeting does take place. The Cavs happen to have a game that day at home against the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. It is also worth noting that while both players have been served, they are not being sued directly by Hunter.