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Zion Williamson is NBA-bound, with a Big O endorsement

Zion Williamson is NBA-bound, with a Big O endorsement

As for the latest allegations, Duke athletic director Kevin White told The Chronicle that it is being investigated.

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NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson was eyeball to shoulder alongside larger-than-life freshman Zion Williamson on Friday night, posing for photographers as he handed off the national player of the year award that bears his name and likeness, when he offered a warning for the basketball world.

Avenatti, who now faces federal charges for allegedly attempting to extort Nike, claimed in a series of tweets on Friday that Williamson's mother, Sharona Sampson, received payments in the form of "bogus consulting services" in 2016 and 2017, while he was still in high school.

Nike's statement read, "Nike will not respond to the allegations of an individual facing federal charges of fraud and extortion and aid in his disgraceful attempts to distract from the athletes on the court at the height of the tournament".

Williamson's recruitment also came up during the FBI investigation in college basketball corruption case involving Adidas officials and includes Kansas.

On March 25, Avenatti was charged with extortion by federal authorities in NY and Los Angeles. "Why not just let that play out from law enforcement?"

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After the probe, many former Adidas personnel who steered payments to top high-school players faced convictions along with college coaches who took bribes.

In a series of tweets, Avenatti claims Nike has a lot to hide regarding payments for college basketball recruits and steering them to attend Nike schools.

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The Chronicle has left a voicemail and sent a text message to a number listed for Sampson, and has reached out over Facebook to a profile appearing to be Sampson in a message for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Melvin McDonald, who is described as Ayton's handler, allegedly received money.

The complaint alleged that Avenatti demanded $20 million from Nike in exchange for not revealing the evidence he'd obtained showing the payments to players. "If I'm lying or the docs are not legit, I challenge @Nike to issue a [statement] claiming no bribes were ever paid". "Still waiting for Nike to deny they paid bribes and lied to the government for years about it".