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Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

Posted on: March 30, 2011 10:50 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2011 12:14 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Cunnigham on Twitter, the Atlanta Hawks say that an unidentified Hawks fan allegedly attacked former Hawk legend Dominique Wilkins following Atlanta's Wednesday game versus Orlando.

Wilkins was not injured in the incident.

The fan was arrested by Atlanta police. Wilkins is a vice president with the team and serves as a television analyst and had just finished calling the Hawks 85-82 win over the Magic in Atlanta Wednesday night.

No other information is available at this time, but we'll update every bit of new piece of info that comes out.

UPDATE:

According to Zach Klein who is the sports director for the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, the man that attacked Wilkins is Rashan S. Michel. The twist here is Michel is a former NBA official who served from 1997-2001. Michel was reffing college basketball as recently as last year. Reportedly Michel is a suitmaker and claimed Wilkins owed him some money for some suits.

Also, via Sekou Smith of NBA.com, sources told him that Wilkins landed three "solid blows" on his attacker, but the man didn't return anything solid.

No word on if 'Nique's punches were of the 360 tomahawk variety though.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

Always a class act, and an excellent performer in the NBA and broadcasting, Dominique Wilkins was more than justified in taking the action that he did in self defense against the ex-ref assaiant.  But the Horse game could not have accumulated a greater combination of NBA success, greatness, and class representative of an era of basketball revitalization.  I respect all of the players.  As for Bird, he is indescribable.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

LMAO.. slam dunk contest..lol

seriously ???   i hope you all know that the contest is rigged for the home team player to win every year, or if theres no home team particapent that the fan favorite player will win..


look how rigged up it was for blake griffin this year..  they needed to get him to the finals for his car jump commercial that they were rehearsing all week...  he did basic dunks and got high scores in the first 2 rounds to advance...










Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

I was at the dunk contest when Jordan unfairly beat 'Nique cause it was in Chicago...That was the yr. Bird won the 3 pt show & put his finger in the air as he released the winning shot....My fave part was when hrs before the festivities, Magic, Jordan, Bird, Hakeem; Nique & a few others played Horse to an almost empty arena...I was there early as a guest...Bird won cause noone could match his outside shots..Bird must have made 30 in a row mostly from very long range....Great memories



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:49 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

If its true that Wilkins owes the man money for his suit...then I wish the story stated that Michel landed the blows.  Dominique needs to pay up!  Sounds like he's been hanging out with a certain Cowboys wide receiver lately.  I have a feeling if three solid punches were in fact landed...this character may get his money another way.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:55 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

I loved the end of the article- According to reports, Nique landed 3 solid blows... Let's make sure we get that out that Nique won the fight... classic... what the hell is the world coming to?



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:49 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

The dude is just lucky they didn't call Spud Webb on his ass!



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:20 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

I worked at the club level bar at Philips for 12 years. The man 'Nique hit was a pain in the XXX. He is a taylor of custom made suits and maybe 'Nique did owe him money. Maybe that is why he was a lousy tipper? Atlanta Spirit , PLEASE sell the Hawks and Thrashers!!



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:40 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

Yeah, being a degenerate gambler, I havent slept for the last 20 years worrying about that Slam Dunk Contest.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:30 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

Everyone knows'Nique was hosed in that dunk contest against Jordan IN CHICAGO.
The Rambler everyone outside of Chicago and who is not a fan of the Chicago Bulls knows that Dominque Wilkins got hosed in that slam dunk contest. The judges had to find some way to give the Slam Dunk title to Michael Jordan or they would not have made it out of Chicago alive. As far as this story goes this "fan" probably wagered a ton of money on Dominique in that contest and has waited a long time and for just the right moment to exact revenge on him (Dominique) for losing that contest.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:56 am
 

Hawk fan allegedly attacks Dominique Wilkins

Everyone knows'Nique was hosed in that dunk contest against Jordan IN CHICAGO.


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