Toronto Raptors Prepared to Launch Countersuit Against New York Knicks for Defamation

The Toronto Raptors are considering countersuing the New York Knicks, as reported by The Athletic. The Knicks filed a lawsuit against the Raptors, claiming that Ikechukwu Azotam sent them over 3,000 video files after leaving the team in 2020. The Raptors argue that the Knicks are wrongfully seeking the case in federal court instead of letting the NBA handle it. The Raptors see this as a publicity stunt and believe that the Knicks are deliberately trying to cause harm to the team and its personnel. The Knicks want to go to federal court because they think the league’s arbitration clause is too broad and they believe that Commissioner Adam Silver is too biased.