In a Los Angeles Superior Court filing Thursday that is part of his wrongful-termination lawsuit, Hunter stated that he received a call from Bryant and Pelinka the night before he was scheduled to meet with league officials in October 2011. According to Hunter, the player and his agent told him to agree to a 50-50 split of basketball-related income.
Bryant did not practice Thursday or speak with reporters. Pelinka did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Fisher's publicist, Jamie Wior, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Hunter sued Fisher and the players' union in May for defamation and breach of contract, three months after the players fired Hunter amid charges of nepotism, bribery and abuse of resources.
Hunter's court filing Thursday also included statements of support from three former members of the players' union's executive committee: