Report: Clippers being sued $5 million for spamming

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ari Friedman claims his cell phone was spammed by the Los Angeles Clippers after attending a game at the Staples and now he is suing the team for $5 million. Assuming that in fact Clippers sent him unsolicited messages after they had said they would not, didn't this guy ever hear of opt-out? Also, who in 2013 does not have unlimited messages?

Per TMZ:

An L.A. Clippers fan is suing the team .. claiming the NBA squad is responsible for SPAMMING his cell phone  ... and now he wants them to pay up, to the tune of $5 MILLION. 

The guy behind the lawsuit is Ari Friedman -- who claims he went to a game at Staples Center and participated in one of those arena games where you can send a text message to the team that could get posted on the stadium scoreboard. (Sidenote: Who does that???)

In a lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ari claims the team assured fans they would not share cell phone information or send return text messages ... but alas, Ari claims the Clips broke that promise 

After the game, Ari says he got hit with text message spam which traced back to the Clippers. He's pissed because incoming text messages can cost several cents in charges. 

Now, Ari's filed a class action lawsuit demanding $5 million from the team for his troubles.

We reached out to the Clippers for comment -- so far, no texts back.

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