Cuttino Mobley Suing the Knicks for ‘Forced’ Retirement

by November 17, 2011

When Cuttino Mobley walked away from the game three years ago, he says it’s because the Knicks’ doctors misdiagnosed his heart condition. And he’s now suing the organization. From the NY Times: “Cuttino Mobley, whose N.B.A. career ended in 2008 because of concerns over a heart condition, is suing Madison Square Garden, claiming that the Knicks forced him to retire as a cost-saving measure. He is seeking unspecified damages. Mobley was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 21, 2008. He retired three weeks later, without playing a game, after team physicians determined he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a potentially fatal condition. At the time, Mobley credited the Knicks’ medical staff for possibly saving his life. He has since concluded that the concerns were unwarranted and prematurely ended his career.”