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NBA Star Bismack Biyombo Sued

I Discovered You In Yemen

Now Pay Me $2 Million!

6/1/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0530-Bismack-Biyombo-getty-01Man goes to Yemen. 

Man discovers 6'9" basketball prodigy in Yemen. 

Man signs prodigy to contract promising to develop him into an NBA caliber-player in exchange for 10% lifetime earnings ... and also helps him leave Yemen. 

Prodigy becomes 7th overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft ... becoming overnight millionaire. 

Man sues when player blows off the deal. 

... these are the allegations Charlotte Hornets player Bismack Biyombo is facing in a brand new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports

Long story short ... a guy named Igor Crespo says Biyombo owes him more than $2 MILLION in unpaid commission for his help in "developing" him into an NBA talent. 

In the suit, Crespo says he met Biyombo in Yemen back in 2009 ... and he signed a contract promising him 10% of all pro basketball earnings for the rest of his life in exchange for Crespo's help.  The contract was allegedly signed in Spain, where Crespo says he helped Bismack get a job with a pro team in Madrid.

He later got drafted into the NBA and allegedly stopped paying. 

We reached out to Biyombo for comment -- so far, no word back.

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3 COMMENTS

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allygirl_2002@yahoo.com    

If you signed a deal, pay up! If this is all true and the guy helped develop h, got him on. Spanish team and ultimately to the US, he should honor the deal. Sounds like he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for this guy.

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blamko    

I don't think that's even legal. You pay your agent 10%, but it's not for life. You can get another agent at any time.

123 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

If he made the deal he should stand up to it. This happens to baseball players coming out of Cuba and a few other Latin countries. He should have made a better deal, if it is true.

123 days ago

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