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Mayor of Phoenix

BREAKS NOSE

at WNBA Practice

8/14/2012 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The WNBA is not for pansies ... just ask the Mayor of Phoenix ... who BROKE HIS NOSE IN TWO PLACES during a practice session with the Phoenix Mercury!!!

It all went down just a few hours ago in AZ ... when Mayor Greg Stanton was running drills with several Mercury players.

He looked good at first ... quick, spry ... but things went to hell quickly when Stanton (6'1", 185 lbs) went up for a rebound against Nakia Sanford (6'3", 205 lbs ... all muscle) ... and took an elbow to the face ... breaking his nose in two places.

Stanton was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

The Mayor later issued a statement saying, "Injuries are just part of the game -- they're battle wounds."

We spoke with Mercury coach Corey Gaines who tells us, "It was hilarious ... you can't script it any better."

Gaines says the 5-on-5 match-up was at the Mayor's request ... because he felt confident after sinking several 10-foot jumpers during drills.

Coach says the Mayor insisted he could hang with ladies because he has prior "rec-league experience."

Coach says he warned the Mayor about the risks of stepping on the hardwood with the pros ... telling him, "They're not girls ... they're women."

True.

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18 COMMENTS

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1.

Carl    

Too bad it wasn't the sheriff of Phoenix (well, Maricopa County actually), Joe Arpaio.

800 days ago
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Info    

The Mayor is a good man, and the Mercury is a great team. I hope the best for both.

799 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Obviously it's Chad Johnson's fault.

799 days ago
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Tjphx    

Too bad it wasn't that dizzie governor of Arizona " Jan"

799 days ago
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탑 TOP    

I never even knew who our mayor was

799 days ago
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Cj    

Good. That dude is an unconstitutional prick.

799 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

What do you expect when ou put a 5' 3" 120ilb white boy with precessional women basketball players that is almost double his size. Stick to soft ball mayor!
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Phishie from Philly

799 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

What do you expect when you put a 5' 3" 120lbs white boy with a professional women's basketball team that is almost double his size. Stick to soft ball mayor!
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Phishie from Philly

799 days ago
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Jannabananatwo    

I want to know what the guy is doing on the exam table behind the mayor?

799 days ago
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Zack Buice    

Um, whats going on in the background there???

799 days ago
11.

TheRodster21    

Lol he broke his nose in the WNBA

799 days ago

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