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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject: Dwight Howard sued by women after he didn't pay them for taking care of his snake collection

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Dwight Howard Sued by Women After He Didn't Pay Them for Taking Care of His Exotic Snake Collection

Dwight Howard may have secured a new deal with the Sixers, but he's now facing some legal trouble.

TMZ reported on Sunday that Armica Nabaa and Kamisha Shelman filed a lawsuit against the basketball player for allegedly neglecting to pay them for their services. The lawsuit claims Howard hired Nabaa and Shelman in Dec. 2018 to provide personal management services. Initially, the women assumed they would be handling Howard's business affairs. However, the NBA champion had them take on more than they expected.

The women say Howard fired his employees to help care for his 35,000 square foot home, forcing the women to pick up the slack. This included caring for Howard's exotic snake collection. The suit says the athlete has a number of snakes, including a massive constrictor named Cleopatra that weighs nearly 200 pounds.


Nabaa even went as far as to say that she helped revive his NBA career by putting him in contact with the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard reportedly confirmed this by thanking her during a television interview.

After working for Howard, the NBA player fired them in January 2020 with no warning. He still reportedly owes them a lot of money for their work. The women are now seeking $50,000 in unpaid wages as well as plus other fees and damages.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject:

Thank god he signed with the Sixers...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:50 am    Post subject:

cathy78 wrote:
Thank god he signed with the Sixers...


I dunno...this lawsuit screams of bogus somewhat. It appears that he paid them, but they contend that--because they began doing other services like taking care of his snakes--they should have received more money. That appears to be the crux of the lawsuit. Could that be something, maybe. It would really depend on whether he had agreed to pay them more for those services. Additionally, $50,000 to take care of some snakes? That seems quite high.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject:

Corey78 wrote:
cathy78 wrote:
Thank god he signed with the Sixers...


I dunno...this lawsuit screams of bogus somewhat. It appears that he paid them, but they contend that--because they began doing other services like taking care of his snakes--they should have received more money. That appears to be the crux of the lawsuit. Could that be something, maybe. It would really depend on whether he had agreed to pay them more for those services. Additionally, $50,000 to take care of some snakes? That seems quite high.


They are a management company. It seems unlikely that snake care would have been part of the initial scope of work. It also seems likely that certain rates would have been in the contract for work outside of the initial scope of work. I doubt the entire complaint is related to the snakes--the snakes are clickbait. But it seems entirely reasonable and plausible that he racked up 50k in charges for two people over the course of an entire year. Figure that they charge $100/hour for services and each of them spent an additional hour per day performing work outside of the initial scope of work. 5 days/wk, 4 wk/month, 12 months/year....and all of the sudden Dwight is on the hook for an additional 48k. Even if they were charging like $20/hour, it is pretty easy to account for 5-6 hours a day (between 2 people) of extra work maintaining a 35,000 sq ft property after Dwight fired his other household staff. I think it is likely that Dwight didn't read the terms of his contract, demanding work outside of the initial scope of the contract, and then didn't read the fine print that he'd be charged x$/hour for work above and beyond the initial scope. Based on everything we have learned about Dwight over the years, it is perfectly in line with his history to do dumb crap. Which is precisely why you hire managers to begin with--to protect you from the dumb decisions you would ordinarily make (like firing all of your house staff).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject:

At least the sentence ended with “snake collection” instead of children.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject:

RG73 wrote:
Corey78 wrote:
cathy78 wrote:
Thank god he signed with the Sixers...


I dunno...this lawsuit screams of bogus somewhat. It appears that he paid them, but they contend that--because they began doing other services like taking care of his snakes--they should have received more money. That appears to be the crux of the lawsuit. Could that be something, maybe. It would really depend on whether he had agreed to pay them more for those services. Additionally, $50,000 to take care of some snakes? That seems quite high.


They are a management company. It seems unlikely that snake care would have been part of the initial scope of work. It also seems likely that certain rates would have been in the contract for work outside of the initial scope of work. I doubt the entire complaint is related to the snakes--the snakes are clickbait. But it seems entirely reasonable and plausible that he racked up 50k in charges for two people over the course of an entire year. Figure that they charge $100/hour for services and each of them spent an additional hour per day performing work outside of the initial scope of work. 5 days/wk, 4 wk/month, 12 months/year....and all of the sudden Dwight is on the hook for an additional 48k. Even if they were charging like $20/hour, it is pretty easy to account for 5-6 hours a day (between 2 people) of extra work maintaining a 35,000 sq ft property after Dwight fired his other household staff. I think it is likely that Dwight didn't read the terms of his contract, demanding work outside of the initial scope of the contract, and then didn't read the fine print that he'd be charged x$/hour for work above and beyond the initial scope. Based on everything we have learned about Dwight over the years, it is perfectly in line with his history to do dumb crap. Which is precisely why you hire managers to begin with--to protect you from the dumb decisions you would ordinarily make (like firing all of your house staff).


Yes and no. This is probably what happened, but they weren't billing him the overages until the unamicable ending. Now they want to recategorize the work and back-bill which is probably their right.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:20 am    Post subject:

Howard snakes to much
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:21 pm    Post subject:

That's slimey, you could say he slithered out of the deal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:56 am    Post subject:

Corey78 wrote:
cathy78 wrote:
Thank god he signed with the Sixers...


I dunno...this lawsuit screams of bogus somewhat. It appears that he paid them, but they contend that--because they began doing other services like taking care of his snakes--they should have received more money. That appears to be the crux of the lawsuit. Could that be something, maybe. It would really depend on whether he had agreed to pay them more for those services. Additionally, $50,000 to take care of some snakes? That seems quite high.

Might be bogus or not. But I happily let someone else have the drama attached...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:09 pm    Post subject:

I thought Dwight's snake situation was about all the kids he's had, but never seen or paid child support for.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 am    Post subject:

(bleep) Dwight Howard
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