Chris Copeland RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Jared Zwerling: Source: Wizards potential spot for Chris Copeland, who’s set for a full return next season. With Wiz losing Pierce, Cope adds bench scoring.
“I’m much better,” Copeland said in the interview, wearing a black t-shirt and stocking cap. He did not appear to be in a sling. “I appreciate all the love and support. It’s been overwhlemingly positive and I appreciate it.”
Chris Copeland returned home to Indianapolis 10 days ago after a scary incident in New York City. Around 4 a.m. on April 8th, he and his ex-fiancée were attacked while waiting on their ride outside of a nightclub. They both suffered multiple stabbing wounds and Copeland needed surgery that afternoon on his left (non-shooting) elbow and abdomen.
The Internal Affairs bureau of the New York City Police Department has contacted counsel for Thabo Sefolosha about interviewing the Hawks forward as a complaining witness in a police incident last week, sources told ESPN.com. Sefolosha was arrested early Wednesday morning at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 17th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. The police report filed by officer Johnpaul Giacona of the 10th Precinct said that Sefolosha was interfering with the establishment of a crime scene in front of 1Oak nightclub, where Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed in a separate incident.
Bleary-Murdock — who allegedly slashed the Indiana Pacers power forward in the gut early Wednesday, leaving him with 22 stitches — said he had no beef with the NBA star before the bloody brawl. “I didn’t know him,” he said, while casually chowing down on a plate of rice and walking to a pal’s house near his Brownsville home.
The knife-wielding clubgoer accused of stabbing ex-Knicks player Chris Copeland outside of a Chelsea hot spot insisted Saturday that he did nothing wrong. “The facts will redeem [me],” Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, 22, told The Post just hours after being sprung from jail.
J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers said the stabbing of an Indiana Pacer outside of a New York nightclub on Wednesday morning could have occurred anywhere. “Situations like that can happen anywhere, he said. “It just unfortunately happened to Chris Copeland in New York. As far as it happening, it can go down anywhere. It can be in the nicest places, it can be in the worst places. It’s just one of those situations where you’re at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Jared Zwerling: Contrary to reports, no argument b/w Chris and Katrina. In related news, via source, NBPA investigating police brutality re: NYPD on Hawks.
Q. Were you trying to shield people from taking pictures of (the Pacers’) Chris Copeland (who was stabbed)? A. To be honest, no. We didn’t have anything to do with what happened with that. We weren’t together. We didn’t see the guy. Whatever happened, happened way before.
The incident shined a light on some athletes’ late-night appetites. Consider, for example, that Antic and Sefolosha happened to be at 1Oak at the same time as Copeland, said Lauren Menache, a senior account executive at Berk Communications, which counts 1Oak as one of its clients. But it was more than mere coincidence. The club is one of several in the city popular among players, Menache said. Visiting teams often stay at nearby hotels, and players know — largely through word of mouth — that they will be taken care of by management. “There’s a comfort level that their anonymity will hold up and they’ll be treated nicely,” Menache said. “They know exactly who to ask for when they arrive.”
A 22-year-old man has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the stabbing of Indianapolis Pacers player Chris Copeland outside a New York City nightclub. Shevoy Bleary was arraigned Thursday in Manhattan criminal court. His lawyer had no immediate comment on the charges.
After a light practice Thursday afternoon, Pacers coach Frank Vogel addressed Copeland’s apology. “I agree with him that it was a bad choice. We don’t condone our players being out that late,” Vogel said. “We treat our players with respect and trust them to make smart decisions for the franchise and for themselves. Obviously, being out that late puts him in position to be in harm’s way. It puts him at risk. Certainly, our organization doesn’t condone our guys being out that late. It could’ve been worse. Thankfully, he’s alright.”
The mother of NBA star Chris Copeland’s fiancée, who was attacked with him by a knife-wielding clubgoer at a Chelsea hotspot, said Thursday that she is rattled by the attack and her daughter will be scarred. “I was horrified,” said Rafaela Rivera. “She called me the same day it happened. He’s [Copeland] a very calm person … so what happened took me by surprise.”
Candace Buckner: Ian Mahinmi, who calls Copeland & Katrine Saltara “good friends,” said he couldn’t stop thinking abt the two. “Yesterday was a sh–ty day.” Mahinmi said he called Copeland first thing this morning — also spoke w/ Saltara — and said his teammate was “feeling good”
Candace Buckner: Re: Chris Copeland & apology of being “out” Wednesday morn. #Pacers traveled with two security personnel to NYC. Cope used neither. Clearly, Copeland wasn’t expecting trouble & it also goes to the point Solomon Hill made yesterday: they’re “grown men” on their free time
A source said the Hawks players were not in Copeland’s party at 1Oak Club. Antic and Sefolosha were released without bail after a brief court appearance in which they were charged with obstructing governmental authority and disorderly conduct. Their attorney, Alex Spiro, said they did not commit any crime. “They should not have been arrested. We fully expect the case to be dismissed,” he said.
Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is recovering in a New York hospital’s intensive care unit after a Wednesday morning stabbing incident but issued a statement Thursday thanking those who have supported him during his ordeal. “I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you,” he said in a statement given to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Chris Copeland: Copeland also sustained lacerations on his left hand, according to the source close to the situation.
Candace Buckner: Source told @indystar that: “Chris did not initiate anything.” Also, Copeland & female acquaintance did not have a dispute outside the club