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Cops: Dominique Wilkins Attacked after NBA Game

3/31/2011 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA legend Dominique Wilkins was allegedly attacked last night after an NBA game -- but judging by the other guy's swollen-eyed mug shot ... it wasn't a good idea to mess with a 6'8" former pro athlete.

Dominique Wilkins Attacked
Cops in Atlanta tell TMZ ... Wilkins was conducting a live broadcast after the Atlanta Hawks game last night at Philips Arena, when 36-year-old Rashan Michel began "cursing at him."

Cops say Michel was confronting Wilkins about a $13,000 debt the former NBAer allegedly owed him for dress suits.

Cops say Michel followed Wilkins across the basketball court and allegedly started swinging ... hitting a security guard in the face and Wilkins in the chest.

Michel was eventually subdued, arrested, and booked for one count of simple battery.

Wilkins -- who did not report any injuries after the fight -- played for the Hawks from 1982-1994 and currently serves as the team's vice president. The incident was first published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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1.

croc    

just a shame is all.

1218 days ago
2.

Muppet    

So who punched the guy? Dominique or the security guards?
I have to wonder what is making people think they need to solve disputes now with their fists? Have they not heard about legal recourse??
Stupid!

1218 days ago
3.

mija    

What's the difference between simple battery and advanced?

1218 days ago
4.

Carl    

You say in your story it was during a live broadcast, wouldn't there be film of this?

1218 days ago
5.

PRO US    

So Dominique steals $13,000 of suits from Rashan Michel, and the cops arrest Rashan Michel for "simple battery" but no one arrests Dominique Wilkins for theft? That my friends is what is wrong in America. One law for the rich and famous. Another law for the rest of us.

1218 days ago
6.

gsprings    

times are tough,i guess the guy needs his 13,000 dollars,but that was not the way to do it,if wilkins owes the guy,he should pay him,i assume he could afford it easy,if all wilkins gave him was his word he would pay him,the guy might as ,well forget about the money,13,000 those must have been some nice suits,wonder if "nique" was wearing one of the guys suits when he got bum rushed

1218 days ago
7.

northern gypsy    


i feel bad for this fellow and believe him...
not sure how this transaction happened...however...
was it in writing ??? no possibility of a "misunderstanding" !!!

1218 days ago
8.

artie help    

if he owes the guy money pay the man, 17k for ****ing shirts, you want to act like a playa pay your ****ing bills bigshot.

1218 days ago
9.

fstblk    

Have'nt these people heard about the savings they can get at GOODWILL!!13k for a suit? In this economy.

1218 days ago
10.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

why does kobe bryant have a black eye

1218 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

wilkens must have went to the wacko jacko school of non payment of bills..

1218 days ago
12.

Business Man    

Guys, stop giving these athletes/ex-athletes FREE STUFF. They must learn, you make money when you help others make money!!!!
In a few years they will want us to feel sorry for them being broke.

1218 days ago
13.

THIN LIZZY    

Oldman kicked his ass. Hey inurtrash, yoou're just a coward that gets punked in life

1218 days ago
14.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Who?!? Nevermind, don't bother.

1218 days ago
15.

joecrabs    

Who buys suits from a former NBA referee?

1218 days ago
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