Exclusive Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”s kids charity is a sham … a front to swindle cash … this according to a new lawsuit.
Julien”s Auctions claims it struck a deal to sell Abdul-Jabbar”s marquis memorabilia — championship rings, jerseys, the works.
Deborah Morales, Kareem”s manager and longtime personal friend, negotiated with Julien”s and — as part of the deal — she allegedly got them to donate $300K to the famed bballer”s Skyhook Foundation charity.
Julien”s says after it forked over the cash, it discovered Skyhook was not in the charity business at all. it was a front to pad the pockets of Skyhook”s mucky mucks … according to the lawsuit.
Julien”s wants Morales to return its $300k and punitive damages to boot.
BTW … Kareem is NOT named as a defendant.
We”ve reached out to reps for Kareem, Skyhook, and Morales — but haven”t yet heard back.
Looks like Kareem will be forced to get back on defense.