Case against Duke basketball star Zion Williamson laughably ending

Duke basketball star Zion Williamson answers questions from the media.
Duke basketball star Zion Williamson answers questions from the media. /

The legal battle between former Duke basketball star Zion Williamson and Gina Ford seems to be coming to a laughable ending.

Sometimes you just push the envelope a little too far and get burned, but in this case, you get nothing but the embarrassment of a national legal battle with one of the most famous current basketball players that everyone was paying attention to since sports are on a hiatus.

That is what’s happening in the legal battle between Zion Williamson and Gina Ford.

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Daniel Wallach, who has been covering this case from the very beginning, has been tweeting out the various statements and documents pertaining to both sides of the argument that Williamson, and his family, was allegedly given benefits in order to attend Duke.

Upon declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, Williamson hired Ford to represent him but then quickly fired the agent, much to the dismay of Ford, and rightly so.

The 2019 National Player of the Year is on a path to generate millions, if not billions, in his career and quickly turned to sign with CAA prior to the draft and inking a mega-deal with Jordan Brand.

Anyway, Ford and her legal team sued Williamson and are trying to prove that he was given impermissible benefits to come to Durham, making him, and the entire 2019-20 Duke season, ineligible.

While a proven case for Ford would not only hurt Williamson, Mike Krzyzewski, and the school, Duke did not win a National Championship with Zion, only an ACC Tournament title, and that would have to be vacated, along with all of the team’s victories, if her case was in fact true.

But let’s not get silly, because that’s clearly what Ford and her legal team have been doing.

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About two weeks ago, it seemed like Gina Ford and Zion Williamson would eventually settle outside of court, sweeping this entire case under the rug and leaving the implications to many around the college basketball world that Duke and Krzyzewski were guilty.

However, last week, a judge granted Williamson a full stay in the state of Florida, meaning he would not have to answer Ford’s questions as the case shifted to the state of North Carolina.

Now the knee-slapping, too-good-to-be-true jokes come as it was revealed in the case that Ford’s legal team used the wrong address in a subpoena to the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Instead, the subpoena went to a dentist in South Bend, Indiana.

Then Wallach tweeted that in their case to prove Williamson received impermissible benefits, Ford and her team used Wikipedia and Zillow.

Yes, Wikipedia and Zillow were seriously used in a court of law.

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Williamson and his team called the claims “baseless” and “irrelevant” while Daniel Wallach referred to the methods used by Zion’s team as its “finest work product in the case” and claimed it “could be the end of the legal road for Gina Ford.”

Speaking from experience, and as tweeted by this page on June 22, when high school and college teachers tell you not to use Wikipedia for assignments and research papers, you can still do it anyway and probably get away with it.

However, when you use Wikipedia in a court of law, you probably aren’t going to get away with it.

Alas, it will soon be a great day for Zion Williamson, his family, Mike Krzyzewski, and the Duke community as Gina Ford and Blue Devil haters will have to try and spin this case another way that shades the program.