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savafan
07-08-2006, 12:30 AM
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_070606_news_jordan_lookalike.314c6e50.html

By PAT DOORIS for kgw.com

A Northeast Portland man is suing basketball superstar Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for a combined $832 million. Allen Heckard filed the suit himself, June 29th in Washington County Court. Heckard says hes been mistaken as Michael Jordan nearly every day over the past 15 years and hes tired of it.

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/L_IMAGE.10c152b4e38.93.88.fa.d0.3150f8e1.jpg

I'm constantly being accused of looking like Michael and it makes it very uncomfortable for me, said Heckard.

Heckard is suing Jordan for defamation and permanent injury and emotional pain and suffering. Hes suing Knight for defamation and permanent injury for promoting Jordan and making him one of the most recognized men in the world.

Heckard stands just over six feet tall. He is not six foot six like the real Michael Jordan. But Heckard says many people seem to miss that. He does share a bit of resemblance to the real Michael Jordan. Heckard has a shaved head, an earring in his left ear, and is in good shape from working out, and yes, playing basketball.

Even when I go to the gym I'm being accused of playing ball like him (Jordan), said Heckard."

Most people would consider that a high compliment.

"Yes...dont get me wrong its definitely a positive thing, because Michael, like I say is one of the best ball players that I've known to play the game. But then again, that's Michael and I'm me. So I want to be recognized as me just like Michael's being recognized as Michael."

Dressed in blue Air Jordan tennis shoes, Heckard might seem to be actually trying to look like Jordan but Heckard doesnt see it that way.

"They're very comfortable shoes to play ball in, said Heckard. I play a lot of basketball and any other shoes I try to play in tend to hurt the bottom of my feet."

I got a right to buy Nike or Adidas or what ever, so I chose the Nike because its a good shoe for me to play ball in, he said.

Heckard agreed that not everyone thinks hes a famous basketball player, but insisted a lot of people do mistake him for Jordan.

"I figure if I'm out in public and around a lot of people at least three or four times out of a crowd ...and like I was at the Blues Festival and you could see people they was pointing at me," he said.

Some might wonder how he decided to sue Knight and Jordan for $416-million each. "Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and ah, then I turn around and ah I figure that's what it all boils down to."

The question remains is the occasional confusion with an admired celebrity worth $800 million.

Well, said Heckard, You never can put a value on a person's life. You know you're taking my lifestyle away from me. So you know...we'll let the ball bounce like Michael does...where its supposed to fall."

reds44
07-08-2006, 12:47 AM
$832 million????

The stupid lawsuit is bad enough, but $832 million?

CTA513
07-08-2006, 12:57 AM
Can I sue Heckard for file this stupid lawsuit?

:pray:

redsrule2500
07-08-2006, 03:09 AM
832,000,000....riiiiight.

KronoRed
07-08-2006, 03:11 AM
They don't look alike :dunno:

MrCinatit
07-08-2006, 07:32 AM
People have ridiculed me for looking like Mario of Super Mario fame.
Little did I know I could capitalize from this.

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 08:13 AM
Well, I guess I am going to sue Brad Pitt......;)

RFS62
07-08-2006, 08:33 AM
Well, I guess I am going to sue Brad Pitt......;)




:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Can we make it a class action?

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 09:06 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Can we make it a class action?
Has Angelina Jolie been calling you too?

RFS62
07-08-2006, 09:09 AM
Has Angelina Jolie been calling you too?


Yeah, what a whiner, huh?

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 09:26 AM
Yeah, what a whiner, huh?
She really got ticked off when I told her that I preferred Kate Beckinsale.

Tony Cloninger
07-08-2006, 10:35 AM
I thought suits like this were not supposed to even be ALLOWED to be filed?
Not even make it to that level at all.

I do have my lawyer already filing briefs in the LA County against Ben Affleck.

RFS62
07-08-2006, 10:40 AM
I do have my lawyer already filing briefs in the LA County against Ben Affleck.



Geez. I think I'd sue my parents if I looked like Ben Affleck.

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 10:44 AM
Geez. I think I'd sue my parents if I looked like Ben Affleck.
Careful. Jennifer Garner might beat you up; you of all people should know not to get on the bad side of a West Virginia woman.;)

Falls City Beer
07-08-2006, 11:04 AM
Careful. Jennifer Garner might beat you up; you of all people should know not to get on the bad side of a West Virginia woman.;)

Did you just call RFS a West Virginia woman! Well, if that doesn't confirm a few suspicions....;)

RFS62
07-08-2006, 12:54 PM
Did you just call RFS a West Virginia woman! Well, if that doesn't confirm a few suspicions....;)


No, no, professor.

A West Virginia MAN and proud of it.

Tony Cloninger
07-08-2006, 02:09 PM
Ben is not that bad looking.....come on.

Better than looking like Fred Garvin, male prositute.

Razor Shines
07-08-2006, 03:24 PM
He wears Jordans when he plays basketball, and then gets upset when people say he looks like MJ. And I want some eye witness accounts of those who say he plays like Jordan. Is he dunking from the free throw line? I wonder if he's won 6 ymca C league titles, but then retired because a guy that looks like Scottie Pippen went to another team.

Falls City Beer
07-08-2006, 04:49 PM
No, no, professor.

A West Virginia MAN and proud of it.

Oh, yeah, I remember you mentioning something about "balls" on ochre's site. I guess I have to believe it now, eh? :p:

Unassisted
07-08-2006, 08:44 PM
Someone told me once that I look like Bill Gates. Being a dyed-in-the-wool Apple fan, I really resented it at the time. If this guy wins his lawsuit, I'll be doing some introspection to see if that incident scarred me for life. :cool:

RFS62
07-08-2006, 09:00 PM
Oh, yeah, I remember you mentioning something about "balls" on ochre's site. I guess I have to believe it now, eh? :p:


Yep, you do.

Our slogan is "A Mountaineer is always free"

In my case, I'm not free.... I'm reasonably priced.

Puffy
07-10-2006, 11:05 AM
Chip is suing High Pitch Eric of Howard Stern fame for $832.00.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1094821/HighPitchEric.jpg

dabvu2498
07-10-2006, 11:10 AM
I was going to sue Jordan for stealing my patented moves on the court.

Seriously, though, what lawyer takes this guys case???

Red Leader
07-10-2006, 12:19 PM
In other news, Little Bo Peep is suing Puffy for theft. :mooner:

Larkin Fan
07-10-2006, 04:42 PM
In other news, Little Bo Peep is suing Puffy for theft. :mooner:

:laugh: And from what I hear, it's quite a case against him.

LoganBuck
07-10-2006, 11:56 PM
Sadly as my hair thins, I worry that Jason Alexander will sue me for the same reason........

Falls City Beer
07-10-2006, 11:57 PM
Chip is suing High Pitch Eric of Howard Stern fame for $832.00.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1094821/HighPitchEric.jpg


That guy signs his name "High Pitch Eric." Awesome.

RBA
07-11-2006, 12:27 AM
Apparently KGW should be suing the Onion. Many people are probably mistaking KGW for the Onion after this article.