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NBA Legend Bill Bridges

Marriott Steam Room


2/3/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Bridges
NBA legend Bill Bridges claims he was left permanently scarred by a recent trip to a Marriott spa -- where the steam room allegedly seared his skin and eyes -- and now, he's suing the hotel for ruining his life.

Bill -- who won a championship ring with the Golden State Warriors in 1975 -- filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he visited the steam room last year at the Le Merigot Spa in the Marriott Santa Monica ... and upon entering, a cloud of steam "engulfed Mr. Bridges' face."

As a result, the 72-year-old Bridges claims he "suffered severe burns to his face and to his eyes, skin discoloration, and permanent scarring."

According to the lawsuit, Bridges has sought expensive treatments from both a dermatologist and ophthalmologist -- and has since been unable to see clearly, drive, work, and play golf.

Bridges claims he "also suffers from psychological trauma, and has been unable to go to [another] steam room."

He's suing for unspecified damages, totaling at least $250,000. Calls to the Marriott have not been returned.

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you americans are unbelievable,,sue sue sue you must learn this in school that if someone or something bothers you just sue them,unfknbeklievable!!

938 days ago

Jeff Portlance    

Bill Bridges IS NOT an NBA Legand. Who writes this garbage. If this is the case, then every 12th man on the bench of an NBA champion is a "Legand"

938 days ago


Is this a ****ing joke? Everybody is sueing for stupid ****! This is why our insurance is thru the roof! **** him!

938 days ago

Tom Brokaw    

TMZ< why? what in the craphole is the point of this story

938 days ago


Just another poor "rich" bastard needing some quick cash.
I think he is lying...3

938 days ago


My MOM has a sauna/steam room built in her house. I use it more than she does. When it starts getting really hot, GET THE F CK OUT! Duh. You would have to be in pain to get burns like he is saying.

938 days ago

Mike L    

All amenities at a Hotel are to be used "At Your Own Risk". They all have disclaimers. He's got no case. The judge is gonna laugh him out of the courtroom.

938 days ago


He should know better not bend over and pour water over hot rocks. ALWAYS lean back. Where's common sense?

938 days ago


Wow, thank god TMZ broke this story! what's next, was Meadowlark Lemon's coffee too hot?

938 days ago


Hey...Old ****...go home and wait to die. And quit trying to sue people for a free ride.

938 days ago


he's an idiot and a ****, and a typical star who didnt save his money because he thought it was always going to be there.... you went into a "steam room" you uneducated low life and you obviously did not understand what that meant, and now because of your stupidity, you unfortunatley will be awarded money because you hurt yourself, blame the white man and of course we as a society are to blame because your a bag of sh*t

938 days ago

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