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    Pacers' Chris Copeland stabbed, 2 Hawks arrested in NYC club incident

    Pacers' Chris Copeland stabbed, 2 Hawks arrested in NYC club incident, according to report - SBNation.com


    Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed and his wife slashed by a knife in a New York City nightclub incident on Wednesday, according to a wild report by the New York Daily News. Two Atlanta Hawks -- Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha -- were also reportedly arrested on charges of obstructing justice as a part of the incident.

    A suspect in the stabbings was arrested, according to the Daily News. There's no word yet on the severity of injuries for Copeland and his wife nor whether Antic and Sefolosha remain in custody.
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    What??????

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    The Pacers are a snakebit organization. Hope Copeland and his wife are OK.

    Very curious to determine how the alleged assailant is connected to the Hawks players, if he is.

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    Hawks were in town playing Nets and the Pacers were playing the Knicks tonight. Im sure they were partying on the plane ride up to NYC and then hit the clubs as soon as they landed.

    Drinking past 2am .....nothing good comes of it.

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    I really want to see a Pacers vs. Hawks first round series now. You know they'll be out for blood. Literally.

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    Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has broken leg, out indefinitely

    Reads like a press release of some guys who are ready to fight the charges tooth and nail.

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    Sounds like they have some ammo now. This is going to get really interesting. The ole' "resisting arrest", but not really a clear charge for what they were being arrested for, and now video and a superstar lawyer. Someone might be having a bad day.

    NBPA probing police tactics in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest, broken fibula

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    "Sefolosha suffered a fractured right fibula and ligament damage early on Wednesday morning in New York. Police reports state that Sefolosha was interfering with the establishment of a crime scene and resisting arrest following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland outside a Manhattan nightclub. Hawks center Pero Antic was also arrested.

    But two videos have surfaced on TMZ that raise questions about the specifics at the scene. The most recent video appears to show Sefolosha being wrestled to the ground by five uniformed officers, after which one officer swings a baton forcefully at Sefolosha's lower body."



    Further, Sefolosha was not treated for any injuries after the arrest and had to seek treatment on his own.

    I'll revise my statement in #7 and say that someone is about to have a very, very bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWild24 View Post
    "Sefolosha suffered a fractured right fibula and ligament damage early on Wednesday morning in New York. Police reports state that Sefolosha was interfering with the establishment of a crime scene and resisting arrest following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland outside a Manhattan nightclub. Hawks center Pero Antic was also arrested.

    But two videos have surfaced on TMZ that raise questions about the specifics at the scene. The most recent video appears to show Sefolosha being wrestled to the ground by five uniformed officers, after which one officer swings a baton forcefully at Sefolosha's lower body."



    Further, Sefolosha was not treated for any injuries after the arrest and had to seek treatment on his own.

    I'll revise my statement in #7 and say that someone is about to have a very, very bad day.
    I was really struggling to sort all of it out when I read this part of the story yesterday. So cops (?) or somebody breaks Thabo's leg, then cops don't let him seek medical attention for it. That's a high-priced asset right there whose career is 100 percent reliant on continued health, and bad leg injuries are a major job hazard.

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    Why are these guys out at a club during the season, dont they have games to prepare for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I was really struggling to sort all of it out when I read this part of the story yesterday. So cops (?) or somebody breaks Thabo's leg, then cops don't let him seek medical attention for it. That's a high-priced asset right there whose career is 100 percent reliant on continued health, and bad leg injuries are a major job hazard.
    Don't matter to Thabo, officer probably doesn't have insurance and won't be able to pay out what he will probably owe on the injury. Good luck collecting what you could get out of it on the guy's salary. Department will probably settle out of court, so he'll have to get his payday there, then we'll have people talking about money hungry attorneys and "thousands of officers do their jobs right and no one writes stories about them" from the BGP faithful, plus a few people saying, "but... the DA". Well, except that this guy doesn't have to be greedy and has his own money, he'd just like his leg not to be broken.

    Moral of the story: officer broke a guy's leg, takes him to jail and it isn't treated overnight. Leg probably could have been treated and the injury wouldn't be as bad if it'd been taken care of properly. Just turns out that this guy was someone who could afford a good lawyer... whoops.

    I really doubt that the NBAPA would be getting involved if there weren't something to this.

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    Agreed.^

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    Updated story here

    The NBA is now involved and a video has surfaced.

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    This thing is going to end up real messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    This thing is going to end up real messy.
    Thabo released a statement today. Already an IA investigation and the police officers have got representation. They'll probably need it. There are two videos released, and I don't think the video linked here shows him being struck with a baton, but there's still a question of how his leg ends up broken and why it went untreated overnight (especially considering it'd need to be set, etc.).

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