Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has reached a $4 million settlement of his lawsuit against five New York City police officers that claimed false arrest, excessive force, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment, ESPN.com reports.
Sefolosha was seeking $50 million, the maximum compensation for Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys material and punitive damages, notes TMZ Sports, the first media outlet to report a settlement had been reached.
During his arrest on April 8, 2015, outside the 1 Oak nightclub in Manhattan, Sefolosha suffered a broken fibula and ligament damage, causing him to miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. Despite Sefolosha’s absence, the Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, where they were swept by the Cavaliers.
Pero Antic, who at the time was Sefolosha’s teammate, was also arrested Basketball Jerseys during the incident, as police said the two were interfering with a crime scene where then-Pacer Chris Copeland had been stabbed. Sefolosha was charged with obstructing justice, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
“It’s changed now. A lot of people understand what an MVP means. They understand basketball better than they did years ago.”
Westbrook is averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game this season. He is on track to join Robertson as the only players in NBA history to have averaged a triple-double for a season.