At this point, anyone who believes a word that comes out of Michael Avenatti’s mouth deserves what they have coming, so keep that in mind: he’s accusing Nike of wanting to pay Zion Williamson $35,000 in high school.
There’s no evidence that the money was offered to Williamson or that he accepted it.
Avenatti, currently on trial for allegedly extorting Nike for $20 million, and, in a separate case charged with wire fraud and bank fraud, and individually accused of embezzling from six different people, most if not all of them clients.
If there is any truth to his latest buckshot allegations, it’ll come out. But in general, the man has lost all credibility and nothing he says should be taken on face value ever again. Given what he’s charged with, the man is much closer to a grifter than an honorable member of the bar or, for that matter, simply a decent human being.