Ed O'Bannon: NCAA Champion, NCAA Foe

Feb 27, 2018

Ed O’Bannon had the kind of basketball career most of us can only dream about: national championship at UCLA, college player of the year, TV appearances and celebrity, NBA draft lottery pick, lucrative career in Europe. But it’s likely O’Bannon’s biggest contribution to the sport will wind up being what happened years after his last game.

After a chance encounter with a video game that used his likeness to an uncanny degree without his permission or any compensation, O’Bannon became the lead plaintiff in a long-running legal saga against the NCAA. O’Bannon recounts the ups and downs of that case and his career in a new memoir, "Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA."