Sunday , Nov , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Rip Hamilton’s Ex-Agent Investigated by NBPA

The NBA Players Association is investigating charges that a former certified player agent stole several hundred thousand dollars from Detroit Pistons star Richard Hamilton and the union says it will turn potential findings over to legal authorities for possible prosecution, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

Hamilton has accused Josh Nochimson of defrauding him over several years as his business manager. Multiple sources say audits indicate the three-time All-Star could’ve been bilked for as much as $500,000.

“It’s just something that you never think, in a million years, can happen to you,” Hamilton told Yahoo! Sports. “You hear about the horror stories, but never think it’ll be you. Never, never you.”