After being away from the team early last week to attend the trial of the man accused of killing his sibling, and missing weeks because of a left knee injury, Bullock returned to the playing floor Friday night at Utah. Bullock played well enough for Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy to give him the start at shooting guard Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers (9:30, FSD) in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who missed his second straight game with a left rotator cuff strain. “I think it speaks very highly of him and his character and his ability to focus,” Van Gundy said. “To leave a murder trial and to come back and play (Friday) and the whole thing. Pretty remarkable.”
“Going through something so tragic like that, allowing a guy to pretty much get off the (expletive) hook for something like that, it’s tough to deal with emotionally,” Bullock said after Friday night’s game. “But at the same time, I just wanted to go out there and just play for my sister and do whatever I can to try and help my team also.”
Reggie Bullock probably needed the sanctuary of basketball. After watching the Baltimore murder trial of his slain sibling end in an acquittal, the Pistons swingman needed to get on the floor Friday night against the Utah Jazz. “Going through something so tragic like that, allowing a guy to pretty much get off the (expletive) hook for something like that, it’s tough to deal with emotionally,” Bullock said. “But at the same time, I just wanted to go out there and just play for my sister and do whatever I can to try and help my team also.”
A Hagerstown man accused of killing the transgender sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock was acquitted by a jury of all counts Thursday afternoon, prosecutors and his defense attorney confirmed. Shawn Oliver, 46, had been charged in 2015 with first degree murder in the July 2014 stabbing death of 26-year-old Mia Henderson in West Baltimore, after police said DNA found under Henderson’s fingerprints was matched to Oliver.
But at trial, his defense attorney Isabel Lipman blasted the state’s case, saying Oliver had consensual sex with Henderson, previously known as Kevin Long, the night before she was found dead and then drove back to Hagerstown. She said phone records showed Oliver’s phone in Hagerstown while Henderson was still alive. Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick said the time of death was unknown.
Gilbert Arenas is gunning for his ex-wife in court for repeating an STD claim about him that already cost her $110k … TMZ has learned. The ex-NBA star filed a defamation lawsuit against Laura Govan, as well as her attorney, Maya Shulman, over a December blog post about the longstanding war between the exes. In the post, Shulman said Laura was “stating a fact” when she accused Gilbert of giving her an STD.