Wouldn't you think, if you were fortunate enough to have a striking physical resemblance to one of the most famous athletes/personalities on the planet, it might have some benefits? Might get you into a club easier? Maybe pick up a girl or two?
Not so, says Allen Heckard, who is suing both Jordan and Nike for "defamation and permanent injury and emotional pain and suffering."
"I figure if I'm out in public and around a lot of people at least three or four times out of a crowd ...and like I was at the Blues Festival and you could see people they was pointing at me," he said. Some might wonder how he decided to sue Knight and Jordan for $416-million each. "Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and ah, then I turn around and ah I figure that's what it all boils down to."
We find it most amusing that Heckard is including Nike in the lawsuit for "promoting Jordan and making him one of the most recognized men in the world." It is rare that the product of Jordan is so succinctly described; we have people we know who, by comparison, could very easily sue Nike because of their facial similarity to a shoe.