Buzz Bulletin: Double Dose of Lawsuit Drama

By: Whitney Carroll McKinnon
Posted: November 22, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo is Filing a Lawsuit Against His House Contractor

Giannis Antetokounmpo is learning the hard way that renovating your home can be a total nightmare no matter who you are.

The Bucks star is suing his former home remodeling contractor for allegedly failing to complete work on his Milwaukee house after receiving payment. According to Antetokounmpo, he paid contractor David Gonzalez a $40,000 deposit in advance of what was estimated to be a $240,000 renovation project that would include painting, new flooring, landscaping, and more. The lawsuit states that portions of the project were either done incorrectly or not done at all, including a pricey fencing update that Antetokounmpo claims Gonzalez never even obtained a permit to carry out.

It’s safe to say that the off-court stress isn’t affecting Antetokounmpo’s game. The 24-year old forward recorded his second triple-double of the season (which included a career-high 15 assists) on Thursday night.

Bad Look: Antonio Brown is Countersuing His Accuser

Speaking of lawsuits, Antonio Brown is countersuing his former personal trainer Britney Taylor for defamation and loss of wages in the wake of her sexual assault suit against the embattled former NFL player.

Brown, who lost a number of endorsement deals when Taylor’s lawsuit went public, blames her for the downward spiral his career suffered as a result of the accusations. Brown played a single week with the Patriots before being let go largely as a result of Taylor’s accusations.

No word on whether Brown intends to pursue retribution against the other woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct–an artist who claims Brown assaulted her in 2017 while she was employed at his home.

Hayley Wickenheiser: Hockey Hall of Famer

Former Team Canada juggernaut Hayley Wickenheiser was among the latest class of inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto this week. Wickenheiser is just the sixth woman to be selected for induction into the Hall of Fame, which has received criticism for favoring NHL players over a wider range of North American players in other hockey leagues.

In Wickenheiser’s case, the honor is well-deserved. Over her impressive 23-year career, Wickenheiser racked up five Olympic medals (four gold), 13 finals appearances, 7 championships  When she wasn’t practicing with the national team, she dominated on her club and university teams while also completing a degree in kinesiology. And in case there was any remaining doubt that Wickenheiser is a world-class athlete, she also took part in the 2000 Summer Olympics on the Canadian softball team.

Wickenheiser officially hung up her skates in early 2017, but she certainly hasn’t been idle since. Wickenheiser is currently pursuing a medical degree from the University of Calgary while also working in the front office for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.

Here’s her Hall of Fame induction speech, in case you need a shot of girl power:

Congratulations to the future Dr. Wickenheiser!

Worth Watching

This rugby interview is one of 2019’s best. Twists, turns, and…slightly Irish horses? Just watch and enjoy.

Photo credit: Bleacher Report

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