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    Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

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    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.



    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."
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    $832 million????

    The stupid lawsuit is bad enough, but $832 million?
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Can I sue Heckard for file this stupid lawsuit?


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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    832,000,000....riiiiight.
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    They don't look alike
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    People have ridiculed me for looking like Mario of Super Mario fame.
    Little did I know I could capitalize from this.

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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Well, I guess I am going to sue Brad Pitt......
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Well, I guess I am going to sue Brad Pitt......






    Can we make it a class action?
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62



    Can we make it a class action?
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Has Angelina Jolie been calling you too?

    Yeah, what a whiner, huh?
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Yeah, what a whiner, huh?
    She really got ticked off when I told her that I preferred Kate Beckinsale.
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    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.

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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger

    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.
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    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.
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    Re: Man sues Michael Jordan because he looks like him

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    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....


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