If you’ve ever been to a club in the city, you know that when drama pops off, the let-out is chaotic. Club entrances are literally on the street’s sidewalk so there’s no separation between partygoers. There’s no space to disperse. People are trying to find their friends. People are trying to hail a cab. They’re drunk. If someone’s been injured, the police arrive in hordes. Thabo Sefolosha was 1 of these people on the night of April 8 and it ended very badly for him.
After Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Copeland was stabbed inside the club, Sefolosha was arrested outside. That arrest resulted in a broken leg that required surgery and kept him out of the NBA playoffs. This is a big deal – both in terms of sports news and police brutality. Yet, no mainstream media is talking about the trial. It concluded earlier today and now it’s up to the jury. There’s been very little mention in sports media about Sefolosha’s broken leg, the ridiculous arrest, or even how his absence colored the Hawks’ lost in the post-season. So I fleshed out some thoughts about the testimonies and this case’s lack of coverage.