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Settlement by NBA Hopeful’s Estate With Team Doctor Approved

June 2, 2022, 4:53 PM

The estate of Zeke Upshaw, once a rising basketball star who died on the court while playing for a minor league NBA affiliate of the Detroit Pistons in March 2018, won approval of a confidential settlement with the affiliate team’s doctor.

Upshaw played for the Grand Rapids Drive, a Gatorade League team. He collapsed and died from cardiac arrest in the final minute of the team’s final game of the season.

The settlement, approved by Judge Paul L. Maloney of the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan, resolves claims against Edwin Kornoelje, who the estate alleges also ...