OAKLAND -- The attorney for a former Golden State Warriors employee who accused former star guard Monta Ellis of sexual harassment says a settlement has been reached in her lawsuit against the team.
Burt Boltuch, the attorney for Erika Smith, told The Associated Press on Friday that he is not allowed to discuss specifics of the settlement, which was reached last month. Boltuch said discussions with the Warriors' attorneys began shortly after Ellis was traded from the Warriors to the Milwaukee Bucks in March.
Erika Smith worked as community relations director for the Warriors. She accused Ellis of sending her unwanted text messages that included a photo of his genitals and said the team's owners attempted to cover up his actions.
Team spokesman Ray Ridder said all of Smith's claims have now been dismissed in their entirety.
In response to President Trump revoking an invitation to the White House, the Warriors put out the following statement:
"While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.
In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization."
Trump posted the following tweet at 5:45am PT Saturday morning:
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!" Trump wrote.
Who is the better shooter between Steph Curry and Klay Thompson? You could debate that topic until the end of time.
Curry is the most prolific single-season 3-point shooter in the NBA history with four of the top five single-season totals, including an all-time best 402 during the 2015-16 season. He's quickly climbing up the all-time list, where he sits at No. 10 with 1,917 made 3-pointers.
But Thompson isn't too shabby himself. His 276 made 3-pointers during the 2015-16 season are good for the fourth best single-season total of all-time. And he's the reigning 3-point shootout winner. He caught fire and scored 60 points in just 29 minutes against the Pacers last season.
On Friday, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala sat down for an interview with talkshow host Chelsea Handler on Netflix. She posed the question to Iguodala: who's a better shooter -- Steph or Klay?
Iguodala paused for a few seconds and then offered this...
"I teach my son to shoot like Klay," Iguodala responded with a smile.
His answer drew an "Oooh" from the studio audience.
So, for the record, Iguodala is on #TeamKlay.