Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend Deja Lighty works for the enemy.
How’d that lede grab you?
The Jazz and Cavs aren’t really enemies, are they?
Not now, but maybe they will be one day. But, that’s sort of besides the point, and really taking us off course. According to her LinkedIn profile, she’s an account executive for the Cavs. It’s a little tough to piece together how these two started dating, honestly. Donovan and Deja went to different high schools hours apart. Deja graduated from Temple, while Donovan put in one season at Louisville. Donovan is in Utah. Deja is in Cleveland. There are a lot of holes and questions here,…. but it works.
Stop trying to figure it out. Tell us more about Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend Deja Lighty
Oh, right. That’s why you’re here. Well, we’ve briefly touched on a couple topics. Deja went to Temple, where she was committed to the athletic department. She was a dancer for the Temple University Gems. While pursuing a degree in Sports Management, she also worked as a recruitment ambassador, and full on recruiter for the Temple basketball team.
That Sports Management degree has come in handy, helping her land a job as an Account Exec with the Cavs. But, prior to her stint in the NBA she was an intern at ROC Sports. Not a bad way to break into the business. But, this isn’t her first connection to a music label.
Who knows the name Chris Lighty?
Me! Me! And anyone who’s a fan of late-90’s, early 00’s hip hop knows who he is. Hell, even if you don’t know who he is, you know who his clients were. 50 Cent. Busta Rhymes. Diddy. Mariah Carey. Ja Rule. Nas. Mobb Deep. He co founded the Violator label. This dude was a big deal in the music industry, and so it’s no surprise to see his daughter Deja making her own mark. Sadly, during an argument with his ex-wife, Chris Lighty committed suicide in 2012. From the New York Daily News
Lighty — a longtime manager who worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — walked away from the argument after declaring “I’m tired of this,” before shooting himself in the head behind his South Riverdale home about 11:30 a.m., the sources said.
Cops found Lighty, 44, the founder and chief of Violator Management, lying faceup on the basement patio in a pool of blood with a 9-mm. pistol at his side, the sources said.
The shocking suicide followed a wild spat between Lighty and his 36-year-old wife, Veronica, who filed for divorce last year.
Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend Deja is definitely doing her father proud now. I wonder if they ever decide to do something about that Cleveland to Salt Lake City distance? Time will tell.