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Rockets' Lee: Airbag saved my life in car wreck

Posted on: January 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Courtney Lee OK after late-night car crash. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

A member of the Houston Rockets is glad to be alive following a late-night car crash on Saturday.

The Associated Press reports that Rockets guard Courtney Lee's vehicle was reportedly struck by another car following a Saturday night home win over the New York Knicks
Rockets guard Courtney Lee said he was uninjured after his car was struck by another vehicle after Saturday night's game against the New York Knicks. 

Rockets spokesman Nelson Luis said Sunday that Lee contacted a team security guard to tell him he was OK.
Lee wrote the following message on his Twitter account -- @CourtneyLee2211 -- early Sunday morning: "Thanking God right now!!! Thanking Cadillac for airbags!! Without them I could have lost my life tonight and two others close to me."

Lee, 26, is averaging 9.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 23.8 minutes per game off of Houston's bench this season.

Earlier this week, the Rockets opted not to offer a contract extension to Lee, a first round pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He is now on track to become a restricted free agent in the summer, pending a qualifying offer from Houston.
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