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Clippers fans sues team for $5 million for “spamming” cell phone with texts

Dec 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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From the frivolous lawsuit file here at PBT…

A Clippers fan is suing he team for $5 million claiming they are spamming his phone with unwanted texts. TMZ got ahold of the lawsuit and has some details.

The guy behind the lawsuit is Ari Friedman — who claims he went to a game at Staples Center and participated in one of those arena games where you can send a text message to the team that could get posted on the stadium scoreboard. (Sidenote: Who does that???)

In a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ari claims the team assured fans they would not share cell phone information or send return text messages … but alas, Ari claims the Clips broke that promise After the game, Ari says he got hit with text message spam which traced back to the Clippers. He’s pissed because incoming text messages can cost several cents in charges.

First off, why doesn’t the guy have an unlimited texting plan? Doesn’t everyone?

Second, you can usually stop these kinds of texts by sending “STOP” back to the source, at least that’s what one Clips season ticket holder who has done the in-arena thing before who I asked told me.

Finally… $5 million? Really? Michael McCann the sports law guy of Sports Illustrated and NBA TV said of that sum “right now, it’s like Dr. Evil came up with.” He covered this in a couple tweets.

This is just silly, but you need to laugh at something today besides the Knicks.

  1. zerole00 - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    “This is just silly, but you need to laugh at something today besides the Knicks.”

    The Nets?

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      And the stereotype lives on! His people must be so proud of him!

      • machakule - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:55 AM

        “His people”?!

        You fuel hatred.

  2. footballguru205 - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM


    The Knicks play today and not the nets

  3. asimonetti88 - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Even Clippers fans are tired of hearing about the Clippers.

  4. davidly - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The 5 mill is to draw the class. The more important issue is that, if the Clipps org did in fact text him or pass his number on to someone who did, he’s got an action, and the sum of the dough will be irrelevant.

  5. dezglobal - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I hope he wins lol

  6. maracineanu16 - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Well, he is a real a$$hole

  7. abchome - Dec 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    American dream!

  8. 00maltliquor - Dec 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Just some broke loser looking for an easy come-up.

  9. ProBasketballPundit - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:22 PM


  10. patsfan92 - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    you can always text ‘STOP’ to stop the alerts

  11. skipcastaneda - Dec 13, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    pbtunpaidwriter……Thank you! You said what I was thinking.

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