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    Police shrug at street party after Spurs win
    Web Posted: 06/25/2005 12:00 AM CDT

    Vianna Davila and Jerry Briggs
    Express-News Staff Writers

    On a night when most San Antonio fans safely celebrated a third Spurs NBA championship title, the only break the defeated Detroit Pistons could muster was a shattered window on the bus carrying them to the airport from the SBC Center.

    But authorities said that overall, the postgame festivities went off without a hitch, despite the Pistons' troubles and large crowds gathering downtown.

    "We can say with confidence that the crowds behaved in an orderly and controlled manner," San Antonio Police Department Spokesman Michael Muniz said.

    The Pistons may have disagreed when someone on the street apparently threw a rock and hit a passenger-side window when the team was about a mile from the SBC Center, said Joe Arebalo, the driver of their bus.

    "Everybody shouted, "Oh, (bleep). Get us out of here,'" said Arebalo, who drives for Coach USA.

    Detroit team spokesman Matt Dobek said he thinks fans on the streets were aware that the Pistons were on the bus.

    "They were all heckling us, but it wasn't that bad. They were cheering "Go, Spurs go,'" he said. "It was just this one person (who threw the rock). One can ruin it for everyone else."

    Dobek said the Pistons didn't report the incident to law enforcement. But he said NBA security representatives were on the bus. Dobek said he doesn't see a need for a review of security in the wake of the incident.

    Dobek said that when the rock hit the window, it startled the Pistons after their 81-74 loss to the Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. But they weren't that upset.

    "It was just one fan," he said. "These things happen. No one knows that better than the Detroit Pistons."

    A fan at a Pistons game threw a beer cup that hit Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest during a game Nov. 19 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Artest charged into the stands, and a brawl ensued between the Pacers and Pistons fans.

    No such riots unfolded on San Antonio streets, although fans downtown and on the highways hit plenty of traffic.

    Both Interstate 35 and I-37 were highly congested, almost to a standstill, SAPD Sgt. Gabe Trevino said.

    Deputy Chief Rudy Gonzalez, police commander for the party, estimated 150,000 people flooded downtown after the game, Trevino said.

    "We did have a major congestion issue," said Muniz, who added the streets were mostly cleared by 3 a.m. "The roads were backed up all over downtown. But given all that, the amount of tickets and arrests that needed to be cited were relatively low."

    Police reported two felony arrests for criminal mischief, four public intoxication arrests in the downtown area, and two arrests for assaults and threats to police officers, Muniz said.

    One person was issued a ticket for unlawful riding and another for allowing an infant to travel in a vehicle without a car seat.

    There was a shooting in the area of the festivities, but police said it wasn't connected to the celebrations and might be gang-related.

    From the perspective of Spurs fan Michael Garcia, 34, standing at Losoya and Commerce, Friday's early-morning party was a success.

    "There was really a showing of all people of San Antonio," Garcia said. "Older people, younger people, high school individuals, college individuals, a real range of Spurs fans that were out there."

    At one point small fights broke out between revelers and others who rocked cars or climbed on top of vehicles. But Garcia took it in stride.

    "They were celebrating, they wanted to let loose some energy and that seemed to be the way to do it," he said.



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    wow....no mention of manu in short shorts and being topless???

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    "Everybody shouted, "Oh, (bleep). Get us out of here,'" said Arebalo, who drives for Coach USA.

    LIKE OMG! They were in so much danger! GET US OUT OF HERE! We are in san antonio! Please get us back home to detroit! LOL
    Kind of a catch 22 thing there.
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    "Everybody shouted, "Oh, (bleep). Get us out of here,'" said Arebalo, who drives for Coach USA.

    LIKE OMG! They were in so much danger! GET US OUT OF HERE! We are in san antonio! Please get us back home to detroit! LOL
    Kind of a catch 22 thing there.
    ROFL

    That was exactly what I was thinking. Get us out of Texas and back to Detroit!!! Well, In Detroit most windows are hit with stray bullets in a drive by so I can't blame them for being scared.

    But I'm sure we will have a few people going to stick up for the Pistons and say they showed self restraint by not rushing off the bus and brawling with the fans.

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    The guy probably just wanted to sell them an Obi-Wan Ginobili t-shirt.

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    am i the only one that thinks that the guy who threw the rock was probably Kid Rock? or at the very least a disgruntled Pistons fan? i mean when it comes to throwing things we know the pistons fans are experts....

    lets see...pistons lose important game....someone throws something....

    hmmm...where have i heard this before....

    and we know there were pistons fans there....would anyone be that surprised that it was a pistons fan doing the tossing?

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    I didn't hear anything about this....and you're probably right... they probably were Piston fans.. LOL

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    [Kstat]What reason does a San Antonio fan have to do this. None whatsoever. I can't believe any Spurs fan would even come close to doing such a thing. Somebody is just trying to make the Spurs look bad. I'll bet if you traced the throw, it came from Michigan.[/Kstat]

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    Not that I make a big deal about this, but according to you guys, I guess its ok when another fan throws something.......

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    Not that I make a big deal about this, but according to you guys, I guess its ok when another fan throws something.......
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    Ron Artest is going to get suspended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    Not that I make a big deal about this, but according to you guys, I guess its ok when another fan throws something.......
    No, but on the other hand, Ron didn't yell "Oh, (bleep). Get us out of here,'"

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    No, but on the other hand, Ron didn't yell "Oh, (bleep). Get us out of here,'"

    I would have preferred that over the brawl in the crowd.

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    I wonder if they will suspend the fan for the year? NO ATTENDING THE PARKING LOT CELEBRATION FOR YOUR TEAM!
    lol
    it was probably a piston fan, lmao
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    I wonder if they will suspend the fan for the year? NO ATTENDING THE PARKING LOT CELEBRATION FOR YOUR TEAM!
    lol
    it was probably a piston fan, lmao
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    Neither is the guy in your signature......

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