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Basketball Fan
03-31-2011, 08:47 AM
Apparently this guy used to be an NBA ref(no joke)


Wilkins attacked after Hawks game
Print E-mail By Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The man who allegedly attacked NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins after Wednesday night's game said Wilkins owed him money, Atlanta police said.

Rashan S. Michel, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the AJC.

Michel, who told police he was owed money for suits purchased several years ago, hit Wilkins in the chest and also hit a security guard, Jones said. Michel, of Atlanta, has worked as an NBA and college basketball referee and previously owned his own clothing store.

"The fan was promptly arrested and was taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department," Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said in a statement to the AJC. "At this time the Hawks have no additional information or comment regarding this situation."

NBA.com's Sekou Smith tweeted that Wilkins got in three "solid" punches during the brief fight, while his assailant landed none.

Wilkins, 51, serves as the Hawks' vice president and as a television analyst. Wilkins played for the Hawks from 1982 until 1994.

Wilkins was not injured in the incident, which occurred as he mingled with fans. He had just finished his TV work on press row following the Hawks' 85-82 win over Orlando. Attempts to reach Wilkins Thursday morning were unsuccessful.

Basketball Fan
04-03-2011, 01:21 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/ref_rep_had_black_eye_long_before_fkXpPndnnrkQHGsJ Guq1tJ

“The Human Highlight Film has a history of not paying people,” one former player stated by e-mail. Another message: “I don’t know the details of this episode. All I can say is that when Nique left Greece (‘96), he owed everybody money. “He stiffed mad people. Meanwhile, he was the highest-paid player on the team and in Europe, for that matter. You would think he’d have acted differently considering the year before he came to Greece (and won the Euroleague crown) he was on a crappy Celtics squad. And the year after Greece, he played for the Spurs (also crappy) for the minimum, which was like 250K. “One time the team went out to celebrate a ‘Big W’ and Nique ordered all sorts of crap and then refused to go to his pocket. He left the huge bill to his teammates who were making nothing compared to him. “Maybe he’s changed, but just sayin’. … That’s low class.”

04-03-2011, 02:15 PM
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