Moses Malone Jr. told police he was attacked in June over a Facebook post that was critical of Rockets star James Harden, ABC 13 News reports.
Malone, the son of the late NBA Hall of Famer, was assaulted and robbed of $15,000 worth of jewelry by four men at Houston club V Live. Warrants were issued this week for his attackers, who have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, but none of whom are in custody. One of the men is a bouncer at the club, according to the police report.
Malone’s lawyer, George Farah, said the group of men were upset with Malone’s Facebook post, written a day prior.
“The post basically referenced the fact that James Harden was charging $250 for a basketball camp,” he told ABC-13 News.
Malone said he began receiving angry texts about the post soon afterward, leading up to the attack.
Harden has not been charged or accused of any wrongdoing.