Con man posing as Adele’s manager got shoes from Paul George, Oladipo, others

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Do you know who Adele’s manager is? Of course not, nor should you. That’s not something you would need to know, we need to focus on things that impact our daily lives, like why The Hound is having visions of the White Walkers in the flames?

Multiple NBA players also did not know who Adele’s manager is either, so when a Florida con man posed as said manager and promised tickets in exchange for shoes, he got some. The Miami Herald has the details.

Two months ago, police arrested a notorious South Florida con man on accusations that he impersonated the manager of singer Adele to try to get tickets to a Miami hip-hop concert. But his scam targeted a host of other sports stars and celebrities over the years, prosecutors said Tuesday in filing new criminal charges against Justin Jackson and his wife….

Offered Adele concert tickets in exchange for sneakers from basketball players Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Bismack Biyombo, among others, purportedly for an auction to benefit charities. He succeeded in getting sneakers shipped to him from NBA stars Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Richard Hamilton.

First off, and this should be obvious, this Justin Jackson is in no way related to the Justin Jackson just drafted by the Kings out of North Carolina. (That hooping Jackson had a decent Summer League, BTW).

I don’t blame the players here, they get charity requests for gear all the time and were good enough to pitch in — the con man also had an email sent from the “manager” of Lionel Messi to bolster his claim. Maybe those players and the people around them do a little more research in the future, but this isn’t that big a deal.

According to the Herald report, the con couple face more than a dozen felony charges related to their efforts with not only the basketball players but a host of other stars. Jackson did two years in prison already related to a scam where he got jewelry from a story pretending to be Madona’s manager.