Reggie Miller: Keep Your Hands Off My Basketballs
Total Pro Sports – Reggie Miller could be the most precise 3-point shooter of all time, not so precise at seducing brides to be, unfortunately. Last week a banner commanding Miller to stop pursuing married women was flown over Southern California during a volleyball tournament in attempt to keep him away from “married women”.
The woman in question is Ali Kay, a fashion designer engaged to Alex von Furstenberg, the son of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Alex von Furstenberg arranged for the flyover to stop Miller’s advances on his fiance. A statement from Von Furstenberg reads,
I was very upset about Reggie’s behavior towards my fiancée. I think people in Malibu share my views that being a famous basketball player should not provide some sort of shield against inappropriate behavior. Reggie sincerely apologized to me on a phone call with Ronald Richards, his attorney, and myself. I cannot comment further on the matter as I believe it has been resolved.”
Ironically the two are neighbours, and met at a Fourth of July party in the previous year. Even more ironic is the fact that von Furstenburg was married to another woman when his relationship with Kay first started. It’s a bit out of hand what millionaire’s will do when you try and mess with there girls, but that comes with the huge egos of Hollywood. Von Furstenburg kicked it up a notch after his antics with the plane, and went on to file a restraining order against Miller. Not too sure how they’re going to enforce that considering the two are neighbours. It’s going to be tough work for Reggie to practice his jump shot in the driveway with that hanging over his head.
Miller’s lawyers responded in predictable fashion with the following statement,
Fiancée Ali Kay sent two provocative photos of herself to the NBA announcer during a three-month phone flirtation, the former hoop star’s lawyer Marty Singer insisted.
“There was one of her in bed and one with a bathing suit on,” he said.
Noting that Kay is not married, Singer blasted: “This is a ridiculous and absurd story about a single girl who exchanged text messages with Reggie Miller.”
Well I guess no ones going to step up and take the blame, who knows maybe there all to blame but kudos to you Alex von Furtenberg for throwing cash at your problems and bringing excess publicity to what seemed to be a small situation. It looks like the situation has blown over as soon as lawyers got involved. Where’s celebrity boxing when you need it.