An NBA Player Is Missing the Playoffs Because the NYPD Broke His Leg—Why the Sports-Media Silence? • The Nation • 2015 May 22
The NBA Finals may be determined by an act of police violence. This is an incendiary fact, yet a curious media silence surrounds the saga of injured Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha. The nine-year pro has been absent from the playoffs after a group of New York Police Department officers broke his leg in April following a late-night confrontation outside a Chelsea nightclub.
Thabo Sefolosha provoked by New York police before his arrest, report says • Washington Post • 2015 Apr 16
As several investigations continue into the altercation with New York police officers that left Thabo Sefolosha with a broken leg, a new report indicates that an officer was the instigator in the fracas outside a Chelsea nightclub early in the morning of April 8.