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Thabo Sefolosha

At trial, NBA's Sefolosha describes struggle with NYC police

A professional basketball player testified Wednesday that he was trying to give money to a beggar after a testy verbal exchange with a police officer when he was kicked in the leg and taken to the ground by the police. The Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha, whose right leg was fractured in the struggle, said he had been following police orders to clear the area after the stabbing of another NBA player outside a New York City nightclub but was singled out by a particularly confrontational and vulgar officer. "I said: 'If you saw me in a different place, you wouldn't say that. You're a midget,'" the 6-foot-6-inch guard-forward said of the officer, JohnPaul...