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Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells
Position: None
Born: 09/20/76
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Ten days later, Wells said, he had been playing basketball with current Ball State players at Worthen Arena and, as was his routine, was saying hello to old friends in BSU athletic offices — where he encountered Rasul Shabazz. “I was surprised as anyone,” Wells said. “I wasn’t prepared to see him.” Wells said when they suddenly found themselves in the same office, Shabazz shouted, then shoved a female employee in his direction. The NBA veteran said when he saw Shabazz reach into his pocket, “I reacted the way I was supposed to react.” Wells said he gained possession of the knife, and “we had an altercation.” “I restrained him, took the knife from him, and told him, ‘Hey, I just want an apology from you.’” With that, Wells said, Shabazz apologized to the basketball player’s son.
“That’s not me,” the 36-year-old Wells said Friday. “People can feel some type of way about me, because I was an aggressive type of player on the court, but in real life, I’m not that type of guy.” Local attorney Mike Quirk — who recently joined Anderson lawyer Dan Whitehead on Wells’ legal team — accompanied Wells to the interview, and brought with him a large knife — with a folding blade about 4 inches long — that he said his client had taken from Shabazz during that encounter near Worthen Arena. Quirk said in a formal response to the lawsuit, Wells’ attorneys agreed with only two of more than 50 assertions made by Shabazz’s attorney, Trent McClain of Merrillville — where his client lives, and the addresses of the plaintiffs. “He’s going to defend himself,” Quirk said. “Not only when someone pulls a knife on him, but also in a court of law. So we fully anticipate this going to trial.”
Bonzi Wells was both startled and “hurt” by allegations made in a recent lawsuit filed against him by a lifelong acquaintance. Wells, a star at Central High School and Ball State University before a 10-year career in the NBA, for the first time publicly addressed the claims made in the lawsuit — filed in May by Rasul Shabazz and his mother, Raushana — in a Friday interview with The Star Press. The Delaware Circuit Court 1 suit alleges that after Rasul Shabazz, then 37, clashed with Wells’ 11-year-old son at the downtown YMCA on May 7, 2011, the basketball star came to Shabazz’s home in Muncie’s Whitely neighborhood, damaged a door and threatened to kill Shabazz, at that time a YMCA employee, and his mother. It also alleges Wells battered Rasul Shabazz several days later during an encounter in a Ball State University athletics office.