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Dominique Wilkins'

GNARLY Brawl --

THE VIDEO

3/31/2011 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dominique Wilkins landed a SOLID punch to the face of his alleged attacker last night in Atlanta -- and TMZ has obtained video of the very moment the NBA legend delivered the knuckle sandwich.

Dominique Wilkins Attack VideoThe video -- which was shot after the Atlanta Hawks game at Philips Arena -- starts midway through the brawl between Wilkins and Rashan Michel. You can clearly see Wilkins land a NASTY straight right punch to Michel's face before he's pulled away from the fray.

But ... 'Nique wasn't ready for it to be over -- because that's when he rips off his tie ... then his jacket ... and gets ready for round two.

By that time it's all over ... but you GOTTA CHECK IT OUT!

Michel was arrested for simple battery after the brawl -- but, as we first reported, he claims he never touched 'Nique ... and he plans on suing.

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bill    

What a bada** Dominique is. Hitting someone when he is being held on the ground by a couple of guys. Hope he and the Hawks get milked for a ton of cash.

1299 days ago
2.

PRO US    

First, Dominique Wilkins allegedly doesn't pay his $13,000 bill for suits to Rashan Michel.

Then, when Rashan Michel complains to Wilkins about that, Dominique Wilkins punches Rashan Michel in the face 3 times, causing a noticeable injury. What happens then? The police arrest Rashan Michel and charge him with battery.

Dominique Wilkins works for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and is a "Goodwill Ambassador" for the team. Does Dominique's brutal physical attack on Rashan Michel in the Hawks' own arena seem like "goodwill" to you? Is that the kind of publicity and public relations that the Atlanta Hawks want?

This is what is wrong in America, people. One law for the rich and famous and another type of justice for everyone else.

1299 days ago
3.

SantaFeJack    

MEDIA ALERT: I'm going to sue everybody who sues a celebrity. I'll make up the grounds for the suits on a case by case basis. Think I'll start with Gloriosky Allred! Grounds? For being an especially annoying media whore and ambulance chaser.

1299 days ago
4.

en Todo Momento!!    

dang!! getting punched in the face by an nba player must be like getting a doble sized knuckle sandwich. with the works!!! ouch.

1299 days ago
5.

en Todo Momento!!    

lol!! he was probably like: "hey!! look at how my pretty fist matches you ugly face!!" (((POW!!)) Haaaahaaaahaaaa!!!

1299 days ago
6.

Superman    

1. What a bada** Dominique is. Hitting someone when he is being held on the ground by a couple of guys. Hope he and the Hawks get milked for a ton of cash.

Posted at 10:29 AM on Mar 31, 2011 by bill
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I agree. It shows Wilkins is a bitch when he's hitting a guy being held down by several security guards. He and the stadium owner should be sued big time!

1299 days ago
7.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

anger issues

1299 days ago
8.

Truth    

SO MICHEL WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AFTER ALL. WILKINS WILL GET A SUCKER PUNCH IN COURT AND HIS POCKETBOOK. WHAT A BITCH WHO CANT FIGHT LIKE A MAN. RASHAN WAS BEING HELD THE WHOLE TIME.

1299 days ago
9.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

The video works well for the victim. It clearly shows that Dominique him 3 times (from what I can see) while he was down. How is it that the man wound up being arrested? Sounds like Celebrity justice.

1299 days ago
10.

James    

All of you who are crucifying Dominique Wilkins should know more about the altercation. Michel pushed him in the back multiple times while Dominique tried to walk away in an effort to de-escalate the situation.
Do your research. READ the news.... not just blogs and video clips shot toward the end of a situation.

1299 days ago
11.

Mike    

I see some of you are on lunch break recess from your middle schools. Most of you never even heard of Dom until this incident. Go and read the sports column before you start posting crazy comments. Again...TMZ should make it manditory that you be at least 18 years of age to post comments.

1299 days ago
12.

Mike    

Gossip Addict...you need rehab. Pay attention to the video. Its not 3 punches. Its 1 punch that has been looped (that's why the video flashes 3 times).

1299 days ago
13.

socal.s    

All of you who are crucifying Dominique Wilkins should know more about the altercation. Michel pushed him in the back multiple times while Dominique tried to walk away in an effort to de-escalate the situation.
Do your research. READ the news.... not just blogs and video clips shot toward the end of a situation.
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AGREED!!

1299 days ago
14.

J Johnson    

How about if 'Nique squares off with that stupid whore from teen mom. Now there's a fight I'd pay to see.

1299 days ago
15.

PRO US    

OK, where's the video of Michel pushing Wilkins in the back? Maybe this guy Michel just insulted Wilkins. Maybe, Michel pushed Wilkins and started the physical altercation. Maybe, Michel is partly at fault.

But what kind of a man punches another man in the face while that guy is being held down by your employees?

Dominique Wilkins, that's who.

If Dominique Wilkins really owes Michel big money, Wilkins is going to regret his not paying his debts, and his punch(es).

1299 days ago
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