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Daniel Gibson says he got in fight defending his wife

Jul 30, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

Daniel Gibson AP

Yesterday we told you how long-time Cavalier (and current NBA free agent) Daniel Gibson turned himself in to New Orleans police to face a battery charges in relation to allegedly breaking a man’s jaw in a late night fight.

Now comes Gibson’s side of the story — he says he was defending his wife from a man who insulted her.

Of course, if it’s an arrested celebrity you can assume TMZ is the one there with the story.

Daniel “Boobie” Gibson tells TMZ … he was just defending his wife’s honor when he got into an altercation with a man at the Essence Music Festival earlier this month … after the guy disrespected Keyshia Cole in a “profane way….”

Boobie says Keyshia was performing at the event … when some guy approached her and spouted off some very “disrespectful” comments toward the singer.

Boobie says an altercation broke out and “safety was threatened” … so Boobie says he “needed to take action.”

TMZ seemed to be going for the record of most times the word “Boobie” was used in one story.

As for the crime itself, there remains a whole lot we don’t know. Altercations that take place after 5 a.m. in New Orleans can be messy, with both participants and witnesses whose memories are… cloudy. We’ll just say cloudy and a little distorted. Sorting out late night fights like this is a very challenging situation for police (I was a crime reporter back in the day, trust me).

We’ll see how this plays out while Gibson tries to land a contract for next season.

  1. mcg27 - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    So Boobie defending his boo is considered taboo

  2. reesesteel23 - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    This is where I go watch the busdriver uppercut oneeee more time

  3. doubleogator - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Altercations that take place at 5 am in the morning can be messy, and memories can be cloudy in any city, not just New Orleans…

  4. silencegooddoer - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Good for Gibson..defending his wife! Because he enthusiasticly turned himself in; it appears he is most likely telling the truth. It is weird how this story is a little news blurb though. Maybe if it would have involved a misstress and a gang, or drugs and a strip club it would have made for a more interesting story!

  5. scrap7681 - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    At what age do you transfer from “boobie” to “tittie”?

  6. scrap7681 - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    *also, if he had a twin, would they be boobies?

  7. 00maltliquor - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    That was sooo stupid but I’m laughing so hard right now! ^

  8. anhdazman - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I read the story real fast and it sounded like he defended his wife’s “boobie” in a fight?

  9. tigershark49 - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Cole doesnt perform at 5 in the morning. Boob is either lying or telling half the truth.

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