According to the report, the Orlando Magic’s center filed legal documents asking to be compensated for Reed violating a gag order that was supposed to prevent her from speaking to the media about their “personal situation.”
Reed, who appeared on VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” allegedly leaked information to the media 11 times since the 2009 gag order.
In the documents Howard filed, he declared that if the “information” reached more than one million people, then the damages should exceed a little more than $500 million.
According to the documents, this was agreed upon between Howard and Reed.
Reed’s representatives, according to TMZ, deny that Reed leaked any information, and instead say that any information leaked came from other legal documents and thus was not part of the agreement between Howard and Reed.
What exactly Reed leaked to the media, if anything, remains unclear.
The couple’s “personal situation,” is also unclear, as neither of them has commented on the issue.
Howard has only asked for his money, and Reed hasn’t had a response.
It’s much too early to know what exactly is going on here with Howard, because nobody has said much at this point.
In that sense, it isn’t yet a story.
But it will become a story if this evolves into a full-fledged legal battle as the NBA season nears.
With Howard anchoring an Orlando Magic team that’s looking to get back to the NBA Finals after missing out last season, this could become a major distraction for Howard and his teammates.
How will spending the day speaking with lawyers affect Howard’s play at night?
That remains to be seen if the it comes to that.
Orlando opens its season on Oct. 28 at home against the Washington Wizards.