Thabo Sefolosha RUMORS & NEWS

  • Civilian Review Board Criticizes Arrest of Thabo Sefolosha

    New York Times "New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board ruled on Monday that the police had no right to arrest Atlanta Hawks basketball player Thabo Sefolosha outside a nightclub in April, but that officers had not used excessive force when they knocked him to the ground and broke his leg. A..." November 24

  • Thabo Sefolosha seeking quick end to NYPD civil case

    New York Post "Thabo Sefolosha hopes to have a quick resolution to his civil case against New York City, its police department and the officers involved in the incident that left him with a broken leg on April 8. “Yes, definitely,” Sefolosha told The Post after his Hawks beat the Nets, 101-87, Wednesday night..." November 05

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    Peachtree Hoops @peachtreehoops

    Thabo Sefolosha is OUT for Tuesday’s game in Miami. Mike Muscala still listed as questionable

  • Thabo Sefolosha Details What It Was Like to Have NYPD Officers Break His Leg: “It Was an Act of Police Brutality”

    Complex "By now, we hope you’re familiar with what happened to Thabo Sefolosha outside of the New York City nightclub 1 Oak back in April. A short time after his fellow NBA player Chris Copeland was stabbed outside the club, Sefolosha was arrested by a group of NYPD officers who broke Sefolosha’s leg in..." October 29

  • Thabo Sefolosha plans to file civil suit against NYPD over altercation

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha said he will file a civil suit against the city of New York, the NYPD and the officers involved in the April 8 incident that left him with a broken leg. In an interview Monday with ESPN's Hannah Storm, Sefolosha said he hasn't fully healed from the..." October 27

  • Thabo Sefolosha: Filing 'to preserve rights,' no decision yet

    ESPN "Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha said Wednesday he has yet to decide whether he'll file a civil suit against New York City and the arresting officers in an April 8 altercation that left him with a broken leg. "I haven't made a decision yet," Sefolosha told following the Hawks' 82-81..." October 22

  • Thabo Sefolosha plans $50M lawsuit against city over broken leg

    New York Post "The NBA player who beat criminal charges of resisting arrest in a melee outside a Manhattan nightclub plans to sue the city and eight cops for up to $50 million over what he claims are “permanent” injuries, even though he’s back on the court — and dunking. Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks..." October 21

  • Probe of police conduct in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest progressing

    ESPN "An investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent governmental agency in New York that evaluates police conduct, has regained momentum after the acquittal of Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, sources close to the case said on Friday. In an incident with officers on..." October 17

  • Michele Roberts: NBA union will back Sefolosha if he chooses to sue NYPD

    ESPN "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts said the union will aggressively support Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha if he chooses to pursue civil litigation against the New York City Police Department after he was found not guilty of charges stemming from an..." October 15

  • Out of court and onto court, Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha returns

    Sporting News "Clearly, this is the kind of court Thabo Sefolosha prefers. The Hawks forward, fresh off his acquittal last week in a New York trial, on Wednesday played his first game since sustaining a broken right leg and ligament damage April 7 while being arrested outside a New York nightclub. "It’s..." October 15

  • Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha found not guilty in NYC arrest case

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks' player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. A Manhattan jury found Sefolosha not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The..." October 10

  • Homeless Guy Testifies Sefolosha Was Giving Him Money Before Cops Beat Up Thabo

    Black Sports Online "Atlanta Hawks guard-forward Thabo Sefolosha testified Wednesday that he was trying to give money to a homeless guy after exchanging words with a police officer when he was kicked in the leg and taken to the ground by the police. According to The Nation, Sefolosha, whose right leg was fractured..." October 09

  • Thabo Sefolosha testifies in his own defense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha spoke up for himself Wednesday, taking the stand in his own defense as his trial neared a conclusion. The Hawks player testified for more than half an hour, giving a gripping account of an April incident outside a Manhattan nightclub. Sefolosha was arrested and charged with..." October 07

  • Sefolosha, cops differ on late-night sidewalk exchange

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Four New York City Police officers struggled on the witness stand Tuesday to explain why they arrested Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha, a rocky start for the prosecution in the first day of testimony in Sefolosha’s trial in a Manhattan courtroom. While they made a strong case that Sefolosha..." October 07

  • Attorneys complete jury selection in Thabo Sefolosha N.Y. nightclub case

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The trial of Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha began Monday with jury selection. Defense attorney Alex Spiro declared that his client is “completely innocent.” Opening statements are set for Tuesday morning, with Sefolosha facing charges of obstructing government administration, resisting arrest and..." October 06

  • Sefolosha expects pain to be part of rehab process

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha said he experienced some pain in his right leg but called it part of the rehabilitation process following Wednesday’s training camp practice. “It’s a process,” Sefolosha said. “It’s painful, a little bit. I’m making progress. I knew it was going to be like that. It’s nothing..." October 01

  • Thabo Sefolosha rejects deal in NYPD skirmish outside club

    New York Post "Prosecutors dismissed criminal charges Wednesday against former Atlanta Hawks player Pero Antic for interfering with the police investigation into the April stabbing of ex-Knicks forward Chris Copeland outside night club 1Oak. “The People move to dismiss Antic’s case in the interest of..." September 10

  • Ex-Hawk Pero Antic won't be charged but Thabo Sefolosha has court date after NYPD scuffle

    Sporting News "Charges brought against former Hawks forward Pero Antic for his role in an April scuffle with police outside of a New York nightclub have been dropped, ESPN reported Wednesday. Antic's former teammate, Thabo Sefolosha, suffered season-ending injuries to his right leg in the same incident and is..." September 09

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Thabo Sefolosha says he isn't sure if he will be ready for training camp but is progressing well. Says the Oct. 5 trial date isn't ideal.

  • Atlanta Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha ‘doing better every day’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha is on the mend. The Hawks begin training camp for the 2015-16 season in two months and their guard/forward said he is progressing from a broken right fibula. “I am doing better every day,” Sefolosha told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The leg and ankle are feeling good..." July 30

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    KL Chouinard @AnaheimAmigos

    On his rehab, Sefolosha estimates his return time as "four more months (but) I'm just guessing."

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Non-#Knicks tweet: The trial for Hawks players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic has been set for September 9th in New York.

  • Hawks duo will face trial in NYC; Sefolosha says he's unsure of health for season opener

    The Score "Atlanta Hawks players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic had their trial date for misdemeanor chargers set for Sept. 9 in a hearing in New York City Criminal Court on Tuesday. Sefolosha was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and Antic with disorderly conduct and harassment. Both..." June 16

  • Report: Thabo Sefolosha followed by aggressive police officer then arrested

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha claims police caused his season-ending injury. Police say Sefolosha refused to leave the area of the crime scene and then resisted arrest. Sefolosha has declined to address specifics of that night, which also saw Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed and Hawks..." April 16

  • Thabo Sefolosha says his season-ending 'injury was caused by the police'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since his arrest last week in New York. Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula and torn ligaments that will require surgery. Here are excerpts of his interview: Opening statement: I would like to begin by expressing my..." April 15

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Thabo Sefolosha issues statement through team, specifically cites NYPD as the cause of his broken leg.

  • NBPA investigating police tactics in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest

    ESPN "The events surrounding the arrest and ensuing season-ending injury of Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York on Wednesday have come under increasing scrutiny by the National Basketball Players Association and the Hawks during the past 24 hours, league sources say. Sefolosha was..." April 10

  • Thabo Sefolosha -- Video of Brutal Clash with Cops ... Headlocked & Taken Down

    TMZ "Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha was grabbed around the neck -- and flung to the ground -- in a struggle with several NYPD officers during his Wednesday arrest ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Before the video begins, Thabo's teammate Pero Antic was already sitting on the curb -- subdued..." April 10

  • Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha has broken leg, out for season

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a fractured tibia and will miss the remainder of the regular season and playoffs, sources close to Sefolosha confirmed on Thursday. Real GM was the first to report the diagnosis. Sefolosha sustained the injury while resisting..." April 09

  • Sefolosha out for season with broken fibula

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula at some point during his arrest in New York, according to a person familar with the situation. Sefolosha will also miss the playoffs. The Hawks guard/forward was arrested along with teammate Pero Antic in the early-morning hours Wednesday..." April 09

  • Arrested Hawks players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic release statement about Chris Copeland stabbing incident

    Pro Basketball Talk "As facts are continuing to come out about last night’s stabbing incident involving Pacers forward Chris Copeland, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic have released statements. Sefolosha and Antic were arrested at the nightclub were the stabbing occurred for..." April 09

  • Police report details in arrest of Hawks players

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The following are the details contained in the police report on the arrest of Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha early Wednesday morning in New York City. Antic and Sefolosha were arraigned shortly before 3 p.m. and released on their own recognizance. The report was filed by Police..." April 08

  • Pacers Chris Copeland, wife stabbed; two Hawks arrested in aftermath

    New York Daily News "A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antić..." April 08

  • Sefolosha ‘very, very close’ to return

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday that Thabo Sefolosha is nearing a return from a strained right calf muscle. The guard/forward has been out since Jan. 31 and missed the past 23 games. “Thabo is very close,” Budenholzer said. “He had a very good workout today. I think we’ll see how his..." March 24

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    CMB says Thabo Sefolosha is 'very, very close' to return from calf injury. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Thabo Sefolosha will be inactive for Hawks. Sent home with flu-like symptoms. #ATLHawks

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    The Thunder also will receive the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis. OKC will send Sefolosha, the rights to Giorgos Printezis and cash to ATL

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Thabo Sefolosha will start at SG for OKC

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Caron Butler is starting in place of Thabo Sefolosha.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Thabo Sefolosha will play tonight. He'll play limited minutes.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Presti said an MRI confirms a calf strain on Thabo Sefolosha and "we're probably going to be without him for a while." Says 4-6 weeks.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    RT @anthonyVslater Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight w/ a sprained right knee. Andre Roberson...will start in his place.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Thabo Sefolosha, who missed Saturday's game at Milwaukee with flu-like symptoms, will return tonight against Denver.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight with flu-like symptoms. Jeremy Lamb will start in his place.

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  • J.R. Smith swings an elbow at the head of Thabo Sefolosha

    Pro Basketball Talk "This went unnoticed during Thursday night’s closer-than-expected contest between the Knicks and the Thunder, but you can bet that the league will be reviewing it in the days that follow. With about 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, J.R. Smith takes an aggressive swing with his right elbow..." March 08