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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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Gerri    

What is Michel crying about now? I guess a little money will buy back his dignity.

1236 days ago
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CJ    

You guys that make assumptions based on imcomplete knowledge of the ENTIRE cir***stances of this dispute and then, draw a conclusion are ignorant. I don't know all of the facts and neither do you.

1235 days ago
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