October 31, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Fan in costume as the Los Angeles Clippers play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers sued $5 million by fan alleging they sent text updates to his phone

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In this digital age we live in, the world of sports has only gotten closer and more convenient to us all. From having tablets where we can watch games no matter where we are, to the suddenly primitive method of having game updates texted to our phones, we’re closer than ever to out favorite teams and can love them at our own pace.

Or, if you’re Los Angeles Clippers fan Ari Friedman, you can sue the team for sending text message updates to your phone. TMZ obtained a lawsuit filed by Friedman that alleges the Clippers broke a privacy rule and spammed his cell phone with text message updates and offers after he gave them his phone number at a game.

Mr. Friedman was apparently participating in a contest the Clippers hold at their games where you can text a number on the scoreboard and then see yourself appear on the jumbotron. Friedman claims that the team promises not to give out the phone number to third parties or send return text messages once a fan has entered their number.

That’s the exact opposite of what happened to Friedman who says the team spammed his phone with messages and now wants $5 million in damages. We don’t know if the texts came flying in at once or over a period of time but it seems Friedman doesn’t know how to block a number from his phone. But then again if you do that, you can’t sue an NBA franchise for $5 million after you willingly offer up your phone number to them.

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