Miami Heat president Pat Riley was reportedly served legal papers during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on behalf of Dwyane Wade. According to Gossip Extra, the team’s in-house lawyer accepted a subpoena for an upcoming trial involving Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches.
Earlier this week, Gossip Extra reported that Riley and the Heat were ducking the process after Gotcha Legal Services process server Chris Yeoman alleged that team was “unprofessional” and would not accept the paperwork.
“When you serve one of the Miami Dolphins players, the head of security always makes sure you are allowed to do your job,” Yeoman said. “The Heat are a bunch of nasty people. It’s obvious they want nothing to do with this case.”
Apparently the team changed its attitude during Game 5.
“I guess the Heat read your story,” Yeoman reportedly told Gossip Extra. “We figured we’d try it again and we went back to the arena. This time, their lawyer came out and was very nice and polite, and accepted service for Riley. Everything suddenly became very easy.”
Funches is seeking to determine what portion of the marital assets she is entitled to, and Riley is expected to have to provide information about Wade’s financial situation during the trial. The two are already legally divorced.
Personally, I tend to agree with our friend Robert Littal at Black Sports Online about Funches’ chances. The fact that she’s using a company called Gotcha Legal Services has to create some skepticism.