Knicks Looking For Massive Damages From Raptors

The New York Knicks don't play the Toronto Raptors on the court until December 1st. But the two teams continue to battle OFF the court, as New York, on Monday, filed for $10 Million Dollars in damages after accusing them last month of stealing thousands of confidential files.

The Knicks have accused former employee Ikechukwu Azotam of sending the Raptors thousands of confidential files — including play frequency reports, video scouting files, opposition research and more — when the Canadian team began recruiting Azotam to hire him this past summer. 

The Raptors have denied the charges, and have asked Commissioner Adam Silver to arbitrate the dispute. But the Knicks have argued that Silver shouldn't be allowed to oversee the proceedings because of his close relationship with Raptors governor Larry Tanenbaum.

An MSG spokesperson told ESPN on Monday: "We were the victim of a theft of proprietary and confidential files, which is a clear violation of criminal and civil law, and we remain confident that the Court will decide in our favor in this matter."

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