Smith payment stalls lawsuit
HOUSTON -- Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith made a last-minute payment to a Houston attorney before Wednesday's game against the Rockets to stall a lawsuit filed against him.
Smith was named as the defendant in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Harris District Court by high-profile lawyer Rusty Hardin, a Rockets' season ticket holder. Hardin is best known for representing pitcher Roger Clemens in his legal battle with former trainer Brian McNamee, who claims he injected Clemens with steroids.
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