JaVale McGee sued for "illicit cat possession"

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: JaVale McGee sued for "illicit cat possession"

JaVale McGee sued for ‘illicit cat possession’

Backup center JaVale McGee is taking advantage of the Warriors’ long break before the NBA Finals to settle a “catty” lawsuit from his days as a Dallas Maverick.

McGee, whose career resurgence has played a big role in helping Golden State reach the NBA Finals for the third year in a row, was sued by his old landlord in Texas, reported Thursday. The landlord, Matthew T. Johnson, claimed McGee owed unpaid rent and, perhaps most damning of all, charged him with “illicit cat possession.”
No, there’s nothing inherently illicit about McGee’s hairless cat, Raja. Per the rental agreement, he just wasn’t supposed to be staying in the Dallas-area apartment McGee rented from September 2015 to September 2016.

The good news for McGee and the Warriors is that he just submitted a petition, agreeing to pay $26,000 to help settle the lawsuit. In addition, McGee lost all of his $10,000 deposit. The additional money McGee is paying covers the unpaid rent and late fees associated with it, as well as $12,000 in overall repairs and $9,350 in cat-related fees — mostly the additional cost of having a cat illegally living in the apartment for 178 days.

The landlord also claimed damage to flooring, screen doors, area rugs and furniture. Maybe Raja likes to destroy anything in his way, sort of like how JaVale treats the rim on his patented alley-oops.

While there’s a non-jury trial scheduled in November, it seems as though McGee (and Raja) are well on their way to putting their troubles behind them. That’s assuming McGee’s current living situation includes allowances for Raja.
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