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Chris Copeland
Chris Copeland
Position: F
Born: 03/17/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,150,000
Good news for ex-Atlanta Hawks player Pero Antic — TMZ Sports has learned officials are DROPPING the case against him for his role in that violent clash with NYPD officers back in April. As we previously reported, Antic and his ATL teammate Thabo Sefolosha were both arrested outside 1 Oak nightclub on April 8th … in the melee that ensued after another NBA player (Chris Copeland) was stabbed nearby.
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The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder showed interest in Copeland during free agency, but he said Bucks coach Jason Kidd, an ex-Knicks teammate, played the biggest role in signing a one-year, $1.1 million contract with Milwaukee. “The biggest hook for me was Jason Kidd, by far,” Copeland said. “Obviously, he was a friend of mine before all this. He was a great mentor for me in New York and someone I continue to grow under. An incredible mind on and off the floor.”
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In the early morning of April 8, Copeland, in his third NBA season and playing for the Indiana Pacers, was stabbed outside of a New York nightclub following an argument, ending the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward’s season. The Pacers were in town to play the Knicks that evening. Copeland underwent surgery for injuries to his left elbow and abdomen, and apologized for being involved in the incident in a statement afterward. The experience has given him a new appreciation for all he has. “I would like to say that I am OK for anybody that was concerned,” Copeland said. “I appreciate all the love and support as always. “Legally, it’s not something I can talk about. But it was an unfortunate situation. I’m looking forward to putting it behind me and getting back on the floor.”
Copeland was in the Bay Area this week taking part in a short externship with Facebook. He is developing his own app ideas and has been working with Facebook engineers, a project that was set up by NBA senior director of player development Kate Skidmore. “Just walking around campus and seeing how Facebook is run, it was seriously an honor to be there,” Copeland told Yahoo Sports on Thursday night in his first interview since the April 8 incident in New York. “Facebook is one of the top businesses, companies, apps in existence. For me to be a part of their culture, even for a little while, and really learn from the people there is priceless for me.”
Copeland said he was inspired by the teamwork and camaraderie that he witnessed at Facebook. “Apps are something that I’m doing on the side, quietly,” Copeland said. “I’m into a lot of things, whether it is real estate and transportation, where I have something brewing on the side as well. Just to go in there and see a well-run machine was big for me. I always work out and do my workouts first. I know what my job is; it’s to play basketball. But after that, it’s OK to branch out into other things and I’m trying to do that. I have major goals, and to do that you have to put in the time.”