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Report: Chris Copeland, mother stabbed

Indiana Pacers brazen Chris Copeland was stabbed in a stomach and his mother was slashed outward a New York nightclub early Wednesday, military sources told a New York Daily News.

They were in fast condition during Bellevue Hospital, sources told a newspaper. Copeland’s mother was stabbed in a arm and slashed opposite a breast and buttocks.

The Pacers are in city to play a Knicks on Wednesday night.

“We are wakeful that Chris Copeland was harmed early this morning in New York City,” Pacers boss of basketball operations Larry Bird pronounced in a statement. “We are still entertainment information and will refurbish when we know more. Our thoughts are with Chris and those injured.”

The NYPD reliable a stabbing, though usually would brand a victims as an “NBA actor and his wife.” It pronounced a occurrence occurred only before 4 a.m. outward a 1Oak Club on West 17th Street. A second lady also was stabbed, a NYPD said. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.

The occurrence stemmed from an evidence during a bar as Copeland and others, including a suspected attacker, 22-year-old Shezoy Bleary, were leaving. It was not transparent either Copeland was concerned in a argument. Bleary was arrested, and charges opposite him are pending.

Atlanta Hawks players  Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic also were during a stage and arrested and charged after refusing to pierce when military attempted to settle a crime scene, sources told a Daily News. Hours earlier, a Hawks had beaten a Suns in Atlanta, 96-69. They play a Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

“We are wakeful of a conditions involving Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha this morning,” Hawks orator Garin Narain pronounced in a statement. “We are in a routine of entertainment some-more information and will have serve criticism during a suitable time.”

Copeland, a 6-foot-8 brazen from New Jersey, played in 56 games with a Knicks during a 2012-13 season, his rookie year. He sealed with a Pacers in 2013 as a limited giveaway representative and is in a second year of a two-year deal.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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