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Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  20 responses

Video: Indiana Pacers Get Into ‘Verbal Confrontation’ at an Orlando Nightclub



The Indiana Pacers have seized control of their first round Playoff series against the Magic, which might have left Orlando’s citizens feeling more than a little salty. Things became heated between some Pacers players and club-goers, and the team released a statement confirming the incident. From the Indy Star: “About 2:45 a.m. this morning, Miami police reportedly responded to Club 23, where a small crowd had gathered around Danny Granger and Kyrylo Fesenko. The incident began when at least one club-goer accused Kyrylo Fesenko of ‘bumping into him,’ TMZ reports. The man apparently began yelling at Fesenko, who began to walk away when a mob formed around him and began to yell. At that point, Pacers teammate Danny Granger charged toward the gathered crowd, but Granger’s friends held him back, TMZ reports. TMZ posted what appears to be a cell phone video showing the entire incident. The incident fizzled shortly after a police bike patrol arrived and the Pacers walked away. The Star is seeking comment from the Pacers, but WXIN (Channel 59) said the team released the following statement: ‘Our players were provoked into a verbal confrontation and ended up walking away from the confrontation. To make something more out of this than what it was is ludicrous.’”

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  • D12FSU

    now THATS home court advantage

  • bike

    No good will come out of visiting players in a club at 2:45 am. During the playoffs. Wise up boys.

  • Marc

    lmaooo the dude said “don’t bring attention to us don’t be dumb”

  • Jerome

    PHONE HOLDER = RAT and Hansborough never sleeps … have you seen dude’s eyes?

  • ALD

    orlando fans are just mad that the orlando franchise is ran by idiots and dwight is getting traded to bk lol….

  • AiRsMiTh

    I felt like I was watching Harry Potter when Fesenko walked through that mob of people.

  • bike

    Those bike patrols, with the little flashing lights and the cops in those little shorts, command a lot of respect.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    those orlando boys r fortunate that was not jax n tinsley, one in da chamber

  • fruizm

    @Jerome…HAHAHA……Was this in Orlando?? Then why did the Miami police were the ones who reported this??

  • misso

    dont hate on the magic. who’s your favorite team? u idiot, its probably the heat wagon your riding

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Was this in mia or orl?? Who wants to start shh with fesenko?

  • LA Huey

    Fesenko reminds me of Lenny from Of Mice and Men. Kind-hearted brute that would accidently break your spine hugging you. I’d want no part of him.

  • dma

    I find it funny there were whistles being blown against the Pacers, unlike the game. Hibbert getting away with murder.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    bike, your post is ironic.
    huey, that’s a good comparison. fesenko looked like an 80s-90s wwf wrestler when he played for the jazz with his big white wristbands wraps

  • CheeseWiz

    dont teams have policies of players going out that late

  • http://Slamonline.com 1982

    Give anyone in their 20s a few million, don’t expect them to keep a curfew.

  • bike

    I stink of gorilla juice all day. Errday

  • MikeC.

    I’m not a particularly tough guy, but even if I was, I don’t think I’d want any part of Fesenko. Whenever he plays, he makes me think of Vakidis from Semi-Pro: “look at that Russian bear go, just throwing players like ragdolls.”

  • feez_22

    & of course granger instigates…

  • Danger Powers

    @ bike…erryday?

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