Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris is disputing a report from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS) that claims Harris is a secret owner of a real estate company that owed $193,636 in fines fir building code violations and back taxes in a three-year period from 2012 to 2014.
Devin Harris tweeted out on April 25 this message after the story was published by MJS, “The news story today is not only false, but is 100% irresponsible journalism. A shame from my hometown paper.”
Harris, who is in his 12th NBA season, is a Milwaukee native and was a star player for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Harris went on Twitter to say that he is considering legal action against the paper.
The MJS revealed that Harris’ company, Divine Momentum Real State LLC owns 66 Milwaukee rental properties.
According to the MJS report, Divine Momentum still has $160,000 in combined in fines and taxes outstanding after making payments in 2014.
MJS reports that Harris’ name does not appear on any public paperwork for Divine Momentum. It received confirmation of his ownership from Johnny Ridley, a friend of Harris’ from high school who used to work as a property manager for the company.
Monica Kim, attorney for Divine Momentum Real Estate, urged the MJS not to use Harris’ name in connection with the company.