Man, long gone are the days when you could figure out if you were being catfished by asking the person if they could take a picture holding up your name on a piece of paper or video chatting. Now? They have software that can mimic whatever command you ask.
So I guess I shouldn’t be overly shocked that NBA icon and basketball legend Ray Allen fell victim to the old catfish hook.
Per the Associated Press:
Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday, one day after Bryant Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.
Allen said Coleman is the one who is stalking.
“Coleman pretended to be a number of attractive women interested in Ray Allen,” read the motion filed on Allen’s behalf. “Ray believed he was speaking with these women and communicated with them.”
There’s been a back-and-forth between the former Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks star and the man on the other side, who claims Allen was aware of the situation and is only pretending to be catfished with information becoming public. He suggests it’s because Ray Allen wants to deny he is allegedly gay or bi-sexual.
If only Allen could go back to simpler times, when he was ‘Jesus Shuttleworth’ in Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’ where he had a threesome with porn legends Chasey Lain and Jill Kelly that sent half of the young male population into early puberty.