Avery then bombarded Smith-Sloman with text messages, threatening to sue for defamation, saying: “See you in court, u crazy pig.” When it came to hockey, Avery thrived on pugilism.It’s that fiery attitude that made him a polarizing figure within the sport: Fans applauded his tough play, but inside the locker room, he made teammates bristle.
Avery had been tapped to play an athlete, but the show would go on without him. “He didn’t like to be criticized, and he’d zero in on people he didn’t like.” The writer says he snapped on a lighting guy who suggested Avery’s green shirt wasn’t working with the set.
He blew up at a 20-year-old assistant who offered him a slice of pizza, reducing the woman to tears.
The two started out the evening by attending the Los Angeles launch of her coffee-table book “Naomi” at Taschen Beverly Hills.
While Naomi signed copies in Neil Lane jewels, Kravitz was seen kissing her shoulder in front of the cameras.
Her mother countersued, saying Avery is the one to blame.
Now sources are worried he might torpedo Rhoda’s storied career due to his antics. He doesn’t have a lot of friends in any line of work,” says a former teammate.
But he hasn’t lasted long at any one place — and sources tell The Post it’s because of his hot temper and inability to get along with others.
In fact, since his name has been taken off the sports pages, it’s shown up in Page Six for storming out of his theater debut and getting arrested for throwing rocks at cars, just days before his October 2015 wedding. His wife, model Hilary Rhoda, 29, has sued her mother, who was also her manager, over lost wages.
Former Ranger Sean Avery’s résumé is longer than your average retired athlete.