Erik Hood says he supported the Phoenix Suns' Morris twins, Marcus and Markief, financially and as a mentor when the duo were high school students in Philadelphia.
But the relationship between Hood and the twins soured recently when the 25-year olds saw what they interpreted as a sexual text from Hood to their mother.
According to Hood, a 36-year old former pro who made his money in Europe, in January he was accosted by five men including the Morris twins as he left a high school basketball game.
He was repeatedly beaten by the men, who knocked him unconscious and broke his nose. The woman who was with Hood that night also confirmed to the police that the Morris twins were among Hood's attackers. The two dozen other witnesses to the beating weren't able to ID any of the attackers, but some did say that they all left in a Rolls Royce Phantom.
The Morris twins have denied beating Hood, although Markief did admit they were both at the high school game the attack took place at because they sponsor one of the teams.
Earlier today, the Phoenix Suns issued this statement about the allegations:
"The Phoenix Suns are aware of an investigation by the Phoenix Police Department of an alleged assault. We have no information beyond what has been alleged in the police report and therefore have no further comment on the matter at this time. Our organization will closely monitor developments as the legal process unfolds."