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Chris Duhon was intentionally hit by a car last weekend

Oct 15, 2013, 1:13 AM EST

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You last saw Chris Duhon with the Lakers… well, you didn’t see him much of him. He barely played. Even with all the problems the Lakers had last season he only got in two playoff games and that was because Mike D’Antoni had no choice (he did have 11 points in one of the Spurs games, but he was a -52 in 68 minutes in that series).

Duhon is not in an NBA training camp this summer, he was in Orlando (where he used to play) last Saturday when a guy intentionally hit him with a car. Yes, some guy tried to run him down.

Fox35 in Orlando has the story (hat tip The Big Lead).

According to the police report, Duhon and his brother-in-law, Julio Hernandez, were walking on the level 2C of the parking garage when the driver of a black Lexus started honking at them to get out of the way.

Hernandez told police as the Lexus passed by, the driver rolled down his window and some words were exchanged. Then, police said driver stopped, got out of his car and argued face-to-face with Duhon.

Hernandez told officers that he separated the driver and Duhon and that he and Duhon kept on walking and the suspect got back into his car. As Duhon and Hernandez got about twenty feet away from the Lexus, Hernandez told police the driver accelerated towards them. Hernandez said he was able to get out of the way, but Duhon was hit.

According to the report, Duhon landed on the hood of the car and his head hit the front windshield. The former Magic player was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Duhon walked out of the hospital under his own power later that night, according to the report. However, police said he had no memory of the incident.

If it went down as Hernandez described (we certainly don’t know for sure) this driver needs a little shot across the bow from the court. And some anger management classes.

  1. 00maltliquor - Oct 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    My little sister got killed last year a week before Thanksgiving by an irresponsible driver as she was walking home. This sh_t makes my BLOOD BOIL! I hope that pos gets what he has coming to him. Sounds like Duhon got a concussion too, btw.

  2. johnnynba - Oct 15, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Get well soon, Chris.

  3. rickyspanish - Oct 15, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    A dude got hit by a car and the writer of this article spends an entire paragraph about how he wasn’t good last season. Where’s your decency for fellow man? I’m not a sensitive dude but this puts a bee in my bonnet.

    • Neil Roberts - Oct 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      He was just trying to remind you who the player was. It certainly helps to know who the article is about.

  4. 950003cups - Oct 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Most garages have cameras. Maybe the fool paid with his debit card too? Easy to find the guy. I’d like to hear his side. If one of those two pulled a gun out then it’s ok to run him over. I wanna know both sides before I rush to judgement. Like that guy in NYC who ran over the biker. Without video, everyone would think the driver was deranged. But video shows a good reason to run him over.

    • chicitybulls - Oct 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

      Maybe it’s because I’m a biker, but I dont agree that that driver had the right to run those guys over initially. From the video I saw (the only video) at the first stop no one was pulling on the vehicle door or hitting the window or anything. He was stopped because he hit the back tire of one of the bikers. He then “felt his life was in danger” and decided to run over an innocent biker who was trying to calm the situation. Now the guy could possibly be paralyzed. The guy hasnt been charged yet but I think he went too far initially and escalated the situation to the point that when he got stopped the second time I can see people wanting to pull him out after he ran over several bikes recklessly.

  5. miamatt - Oct 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Not hard enough, apparently…

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