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April 8, 2015 Updates

Chris Copeland suffered a knife wound to his left elbow and abdomen this morning in New York City. He is currently in stable condition at a New York hospital. NBA.com

One of the Hawk players who was arrested, Thabo Sefolosha, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct after he refused to disperse and then “charged at an officer,” a police spokeswoman said. The other Hawk arrested, Pero Antic, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, menacing and disorderly conduct. While Mr. Sefolosha was being arrested, the police said, Mr. Antic “physically grabbed another police officer.” New York Times

Pacers forward Chris Copeland and his wife are among the three people stabbed outside a club in the Chelsea area of New York City early Wednesday morning. It happened at a club near West 17th Street and Ninth Avenue at a club called 1 OAK according to WPIX-TV. WREG

The Phoenix Suns' Morris twins live by the mantra "Family over everything." Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages to their mother. Police have made no arrests and no charges have been filed. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors are continuing to review the case submitted by police. USA Today Sports

Hood reportedly escaped a second time and was near the front of the complex when the group caught up to him and assaulted him again to the point of unconsciousness, according to the police report. Witnesses told police they saw the five subjects flee in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but none of them were able to identify any of the subjects. Investigators reportedly interviewed about two dozen additional witnesses who said they did not see anything or could not identify those involved. Hood, who later identified Kane and the Morris twins as three of his five attackers, suffered a broken nose, a large knot on the back of his head and abrasions, records show. The woman who accompanied Hood to the game also verified Kane and the twins as being part of the altercation. USA Today Sports

April 7, 2015 Updates
April 4, 2015 Updates

Derek Fisher's wife says she was completely "blindsided" when the NBA legend served her with divorce papers last month ... and was even more shocked that he moved all of his stuff out of their home in the middle of the night ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. As we previously reported ... Derek filed divorce docs in L.A. on March 18th ... one month after they celebrated their 10th anniversary. TMZ.com

Retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has succeeded in having a defamation lawsuit in Michigan dismissed over a lack of jurisdiction. The former sportsman was slapped with legal papers last summer after allegedly mocking Jahmel Binion, who suffers from genetic disorder hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, on social media by making disparaging comments about his looks in a ’selfie’ he had posted online, which depicted the male with facial deformities, patchy hair growth and missing teeth, which are all symptoms of his rare condition. Toronto Sun

April 2, 2015 Updates

The man convicted of fatally shooting Michael Jordan’s father in eastern North Carolina more than two decades ago hopes to win a new trial with what his attorneys describe as a wealth of new evidence. The Durham-based lawyers representing Daniel Andre Green, 40, maintain that a range of issues – from allegations of false testimony to police and jury misconduct – marred the 1996 trial that led to a lifetime prison sentence. Charlotte Observer

March 28, 2015 Updates
March 27, 2015 Updates

Four men from the metro Atlanta area are headed to federal prison for stealing more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon and using it to buy vehicles and a suite at Atlanta Hawks games, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. In addition to prison time, Zachary Vaughn, Derek Spinks, Harry Cobb and William Leese must also pay restitution in the amount of $4,387,598.57, acting U.S. Attorney John Horn’s office said in an emailed statement. “In 2009, Defendant Vaughn brazenly stole more than $4 million and for years manipulated bank accounts to cover his tracks, all for the benefit of himself and his co-conspirators who enjoyed the fruits of the theft,” Horn said. “Citizens trust financial institutions with their money every day and have the right to expect that bank employees handling their accounts have the utmost integrity. Those who enrich themselves by stealing someone else’s money will be caught and prosecuted.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The woman who recorded Donald Sterling's racially offensive remarks says she loved him and called him her hubby, but they never had a romance. V. Stiviano testified Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court in her effort to retain more than $3.5 million the billionaire's wife says he lavished on Stiviano. Stiviano says she and Sterling vacationed together in Dubai, Paris and Las Vegas, but she never got more intimate than puckering up next to him in photos. ESPN.com

March 26, 2015 Updates

The woman who recorded Donald Sterling's racially offensive remarks says she loved him and called him her hubby, but they never had a romance. V. Stiviano testified Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court in her effort to retain more than $3.5 million the billionaire's wife says he lavished on Stiviano. Stiviano says she and Sterling vacationed together in Dubai, Paris and Las Vegas, but she never got more intimate than puckering up next to him in photos. Stiviano says she hates Shelly Sterling, who she described as the evil witch of the west. Shelly Sterling is seeking money she claims is community property that she and her husband amassed over a 60-year marriage. Stiviano says Sterling bought her cars and helped her buy a house, but she couldn't provide specific dollar figures. ESPN.com

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