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Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been hit with a lawsuit over the death of his 9-year-old autistic nephew who drowned at a pond at Camby’s Houston estate last Thanksgiving, reports ESPN.

According to the outlet the child, Marcus Carter McGhee, traveled from Connecticut to Camby’s home in Texas to celebrate the holiday. He reportedly went missing and was discovered two days later in the pond at the multi-acre property in Pearland, writes the source.

Marcus Kendall McGhee, the child’s father, claims that there was a lack of supervision on Camby’s behalf and he failed to prevent the child from going to the pond, according to the outlet.

He filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday.

Camby, 43, has yet to release a statement regarding the situation, writes ESPN. He played 19 seasons in the NBA and had stints with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, and Portland Trail Blazers. He retired in 2013.

Camby made headlines in April after announcing that he would be graduating from UMass Amherst after leaving the school early to pursue his NBA career 21 years ago, according to Mass Live.

SOURCE: ESPN, Mass Live, Associated Press


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