NBA, Pistons facing lawsuit over death of G League player Zeke Upshaw, family attorney says
The mother of Zeke Upshaw claims the NBA did not do enough to prevent the death of her son back in March
Upshaw was a member of the Pistons' G League affiliate, Grand Rapids Drive, who was playing in the final game of the G League's regular season when he collapsed on the court in the final minute of the game. The lawsuit claims that no one performed lifesaving measures after Upshaw collapsed, which ultimately led to his demise.
"Despite this undeniable dire situation, no life-saving measures were attempted, no CPR was initiated and no defibrillator was used," a statement released Wednesday from representing attorney Ben Crump's office read.
The suit alleges that Upshaw laid on the court for nearly four minutes before being moved off with a stretcher, which was "a direct result of the negligence of the Defendants named in this litigation."
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