MIAMI — You’ve got to feel bad for former Miami Heat star Glen Rice.
Since he retired from basketball in 2004, the man who had a one-night stand for former Republican vice-president wannabe Sarah Palin on a cold Alaska night has lost most of his fortune to bad investments, including several foreclosures and divorces.
Now, the ultimate insult: Rivera Preparatory School, a fancy private elementary school in Miami, has just filed a lawsuit against the baller for his alleged failure to pay for his daughter’s computer tablet at the school in 2016.
Rice, the paperwork claims, owes the school a grand total of $449!
Of yes, and 41 cents.
By the way, Rice seems to have paid the $25,000-a-year tuition just fine.
Neither the lawyer that the school hired for the lawsuit nor Riviera Schools Spokesman Jorge Ortega returned calls for comment.
According to the paperwork filed in a Miami-Dade County court, the school provides tablets, cases and keyboards for student, for a price.
Rice’s daughter Briana received the computer in 2015, according to the paperwork, but dad hasn’t paid.
We reached out to Glen via email but he didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Rice was the first real star signed by the Heat in 1989. He played for six years before moving on to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won one championship, and New York Knicks. He was an all star three times in his 15-year career.