Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune reports that a man has filed a lawsuit seeking $832 million against Michael Jordan, Nike and Nike chairman Phil Knight because the man looks too much like Michael Jordan. The 51-year-old man stands 6 foot tall (Jordan is 43 and 6’6") and apparently does play pick up games at his local YMCA. Allen Heckard’s lawsuit alleges Nike and Phil Knight made Jordan one of the world’s most recognizable figures in the world – which causes significant problems for him. He has apparently sued Jordan because he is in fact Michael Jordan.
If the Plaintiff wins this one the flood gates will open for celebrity look-alikes everywhere.
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