NBA player Chris Copeland stabbed at New York club

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MANHATTAN, NY --An NBA player was stabbed on his way out of a New York night club early Wednesday morning.

Police say Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the stomach as he left club '1 OAK.'

Copeland’s wife and another woman were slashed in the attack.

The injuries weren't life-threatening.

Police arrested a man at the scene.

They also arrested two other NBA players for preventing officers from setting up a crime scene. One of the players is former Chicago Bull Thabo Sefolosha, who is currently with the Atlanta Hawks, and the other is Pero Antic, also from the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • Observer

    “”So were two NBA players, Pero Antic from the Atlanta Hawks and former Chicago Bull Thabo Sefolosha, who is currently with the Atlanta Hawks.” What were they arrested for? Or were they also stabbed?

    This is a very poorly written article.

  • SouthSider

    No sympathy. Why are you in the club at 4am with your wife for? That’s asking for trouble and he had a game today. Never understood why the club is the only place these rich athletes feel they have to go to release stress. Why not leave before the club closes. If I won lottery I’ll move out of my neighborhood and not go to the same clubs b/c I’ll be a target.

  • carol

    Oh well….this is what drinking to excess can do . Lucky no one was killed . But I wonder if the scars will teach anyone a lesson. Probably not.