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Published March 9, 1998
DON KING, interviewed by Showtime's JIM GRAY, on the lawsuit filed against him by MIKE TYSON. King, asked whether he betrayed Tyson's trust: "Absolutely not. I might say this is a totally meritless lawsuit. ... I'm terribly hurt and disappointed that he would allow himself to be used in such a manner to make an assault on me" (Showtime)....Yankees SS DEREK JETER continues to be linked romantically to MARIAH CAREY. When asked about it, Jeter: "Baseball is baseball, man, and I'm here to answer baseball questions" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/7)....In Portland, Paul Buker reported that Raptors F DOUG CHRISTIE, who "demanded a trade, then backed off," has "fired" his agent, BRAD MARSHALL (Portland OREGONIAN, 3/8).