Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of the summer league basketball program DC Assault, has sent us the following statement via a Las Vegas-based public relations firm:

“DC Assault has always been more than just basketball to me and the children that participate are family. My goal when creating DC Assault was to provide these children an opportunity to do something better with their lives on and off the court and that still is the case. I believe this case will ultimately be thrown out of court , because its premise is baseless. This will not stop me from continuing the mission of the DC Assault.”

The statement references the allegations made in Michael Beasley’s third-party claim.