Are you ready for a court case between the NBA Players Association and the New York Police Department? According to a statement from injured Atlanta Hawks wing Thabo Sefolosha, a lawsuit is coming from a late night incident outside a night club that left the player with a season-ending ankle injury.
Sefolosha did not disclose the details of the incident, but said he was in "great pain" and that "the injury was caused by the police".
Here's the full statement:
The following is a statement from @ThaboSefolosha: pic.twitter.com/BmF8XSohsh— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 14, 2015
Sefolosha's ankle was broken as four New York City cops allegedly tried to get him under control following an altercation outside a New York night club on April 9. During the same incident, Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed and Hawks center Pero Antic was charged with obstructing governmental administration, menacing and disorderly conduct.
Sefolosha allegedly "charged at an officer" before his arrest and has been charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
The Hawks will head into the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and with the most wins in franchise history. Sefolosha apologized for "any distraction this incident has caused."