According to Moses Malone Jr, the attack was in retaliation for something he had posted on social media towards Houston Rockets superstar James Harden.
Moses Malone Jr., son of National Basketball Association legend Moses Malone, alleges in an amendment to a civil lawsuit filed Monday that Houston Rockets star James Harden orchestrated an attack last summer that resulted in Malone Jr. being beaten and robbed of jewelry, his attorney George Farah said.
In late June of 2016, Malone Jr., son of the namesake National Basketball Association legend, claimed Harden sent the goonswho promptly robbed him at gunpoint outside of V Live in Houston.
"There were text messages between Moses and some of James Harden's friends", George added.
Four men have since been arrested in connection with the assault, including Darian Blount, a security guard at the now-closed club. A month later, four men were charged in the robbery, including one alleged to have been an employee of the club.
It's important to note, as Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann pointed out, Harden is now being sued for a crime he has not been charged with committing by Houston police. Farah said the Facebook post was mentioned during the attack. According to court documents, Blount said Malone had "disrespected James Harden and that he needs to be punished after that".
Attorney Rusty Hardin, who represents Harden, did not immediately reply to an email requesting comment.
Hardin had told Houston TV station Fox 26, "I am totally comfortable that the allegations are untrue".
In August, Malone filed a lawsuit against the nightclub seeking $1 million.
Malone Jr. later told police he was punched and kicked and had $50,000 in jewelry stolen. "It was about James Harden and Facebook and him being upset".