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The gall of former NBA players union head Billy Hunter is impressive. For those not following along, Hunter filed
his suit against Derek Fisher, his business manager and the NBAPA in Alameda County, CA, citing that it was the appropriate venue because he did most of his business there. This, despite the fact that the NBAPA offices are in Manhattan's Harlem and Hunter had a townhome within walking distance. The reason, seemingly, for preferring the Bay Area, other than he maintains a second home there: he cut his teeth as a prosecuting attorney in Northern California and remains friendly with at least one of its judges, e-mails discovered by the NBAPA show. It is standard practice to forum-shop and find a sympathetic court but for Hunter, whose extensive vacation time was one of many reasons the NBAPA forced his ouster, it is particularly brazen to suggest he did the bulk of his work 3,000 miles away from the union's HQ. Fisher and Co. have filed several motions, including one to move the case to Los Angeles County, where both he and his business manager live -- and, presumably, Hunter doesn't have the same long-standing relationships with the bench.