Thabo Sefolosha Returns to Manhattan

Thabo Sefolosha was back in New York City but for the right reasons this time. The Atlanta Hawks were in town to play the New York Knicks. This time there was no nightclub stabbing, police altercation, broken leg for Sefolosha, arrest, trial, enduring pain. There was just the Atlanta Hawks decimation of the local team…

Thabo Sefolosha Beats the NYPD, Wins Trial

It was a Not Guilty verdict that cleared the name of Thabo Sefolosha and produced tears. After a nightmarish six month wait to prove his innocence, the Atlanta Hawks guard/forward can now appreciate what was lost: 184 days. A broken leg, surgery, a missed playoff run, a possible delay to the start of the season were all part of the…

Thabo Sefolosha Testifies

In the second day of the Thabo Sefolosha trial the most dramatic testimony came from Sefolosha himself who is defending himself against charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration. The Atlanta Hawks guard/forward reinforced the testimony of the police that there was chaos after three people were stabbed near the door…

Thabo Sefolosha Trial: Defense Shows Video

In front of a Chelsea nightclub in the early morning hours of April 8th, a crowd had gathered after three people were slashed with a knife. Segregated from police activity by tape, the bystanders were gripped by the chaotic scene. Thabo Sefolosha was one of the crowd. The Atlanta Hawks defensive specialist was caught up…

Opening Statements In Thabo Sefolosha Trial

In a perfect world, Thabo Sefolosha would be preparing for a pre-season game against LeBron James but Thabo Sefolosa is 800 miles north, in a courtroom in Manhattan Criminal Court where he will be judged by a jury of four women, two men, one of whom is black. The selection of a juror with similar racial compositions to the Atlanta…

Thabo Sefolosha vs. the NYPD

Last spring, the ordinary life of Thabo Sefolosha took a gruesome turn for the worse, all of it documented on video. The world was horrified but not shocked by the dramatic images of a helpless Sefolosha buried on the ground with police officers tyrannizing him. It served to regurgitate a familiar storyline: man beaten by…