Mike Miller is considering suing the Miami Heat over money he was defrauded from by a man introduced to him by the association.
Haider Zafar was able to infiltrate the Heat, and agreed to terms with the vice president of sales, Stephen Weber, that he would purchase three years worth of courtside seats if he was able to meet with players to offer them an investment opportunity.
Zafar offered players a chance to invest their money in what he presented as a high-yield fund. The former Heat sharp shooter, Miller gave him several million in what turned out to be a scam. The man did use $700,000 of the money he stole to purchase courtside seats, and now Miller may sue the Heat over that amount as they profited from him being ripped off.
According to Miller’s complaint that has been drawn up but not yet filed, a Heat employee introduced Miller to Zafar, and Zafar used $700,000 of the money he stole from Miller to pay for courtside Heat tickets.
Settlement talks between Miller and the Heat have stalled. Miller asked for that $700,000 back from the Heat, plus attorney’s fees, but “the parties were far apart,” Miller’s attorney, Andrew Fine, said.