Dominique Wilkins Attacked By Former NBA Ref After Hawks Game *Updated*

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Atlanta police arrested a former NBA ref who assaulted former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins following the Hawks game at Phipps Arena Wednesday night.

Rashan S. Michel, 36, told police Wilkins owed him money for 3 suits Wilkins purchased years ago.

Following the game, Michel exchanged words with Wilkins before punching him in the chest and also hitting a security guard. Michel was taken into custody by Atlanta police and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the AJC.

Michel worked as a NBA referee from 1997 to 2001 before falling on hard times. Wilkins was not injured in the incident.

“The fan was promptly arrested and was taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department,” Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said in a statement to the AJC. “At this time the Hawks have no additional information or comment regarding this situation.”


It looks like Mr. Michel got the worst of the exchange. Loyal reader Brenda writes:

Hello, and hope all is well, just wanted to add a lil info to your post about the fight last night well, it was more like a BEAT down! It wasn’t a brief as most think, I was there and I also have the booking photo that shows Rashan got his ass whooped!

Source: AJC

Originally posted on Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m.


51 Responses to “Dominique Wilkins Attacked By Former NBA Ref After Hawks Game *Updated*”

  1. 1
    Jerrica says:

    3 suits? Really?

  2. 2
    kingstonn says:

    those had better not be Steve Harvey suits he was fighting over.. :nono:

  3. 3
    attorneymom says:


    I saw him at the Super Walmart near my home. He didn’t look like he fell on hard times. Now granted we weren’t in Publix or Whole Foods but he looked okay to me. :-)

  4. 4
    lola773 says:

    The unidentified man is Oscar Joyner, Tom Joyner’s son.

  5. 5
    free says:

    nique needs his ass beat if he has not paid this man. i don’t care how long it’s been.

  6. 6
    Sandra Rose says:

    lola773 says:

    The unidentified man is Oscar Joyner, Tom Joyner’s son.

    Thanks Lola. :)

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  8. 8
    Mr.BluPhi says:

    kingstonn says:

    those had better not be Steve Harvey suits he was fighting over..


  9. 9
    Sandra Rose says:



    Good morning! :) New post coming up. Just give me a sec to sip some green tea :coffee:

  10. 10

    Sandra I’m startin to feel special with all this attention you’ve been showin me *bats eyelashes*

  11. 11
    ALBoy says:

    Good Morning everybody:yes: <—-head nod

    :lol: @ punching a grown man in the chest might as well kick him in the knee
    If he owe him money gone give Elvin his money before he get Sandra to check you too :coffee:

  12. 12
    ALBoy says:

    * Huxtable* :not Rose :coffee:

  13. 13

    Al do you think tears welled up in his eyes when he punched Dominique???
    Was he seconds away from a windmill????

  14. 14
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    Morning Everyone!!!!! If that was truly the issue, Mr. Wilkins please ante up on them funds you are not hurting. but why are you punching people in the chest? :shrug:

  15. 15
    ELove says:

    DID Anyone see the Mug-Shot ?!!? Dude got Dotted-Up PRETTY DAMN GOOD By Somebody After-wards (Real…) :lol:

    And GOOD Morning Everybody :yes:

  16. 16

    5 footer can you please change your gravi?
    It’s cute and all but when I feel the need to talk dirty seein that baby pic makes me feel bad!

  17. 17
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    :thinking: so thats why you’ve been ignoring me I will when I get home tonight from all of my other jobs in America

  18. 18
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    :think: *

  19. 19
    kingstonn says:

    haha @ brown.
    I think he should change it back so I can continue with my silent dirty thoughts about him. :wink: :lol:

  20. 20

    Thank you kindly sir!
    Top O the mornin to you too Mr Love

  21. 21
    ALBoy says:

    @ Lucious you know he did that crying woman punch but forgot that security was all around and got beat to sleep over 3 shiney suits
    Was It worth it Elvin should have stayed in Med School :no: idiot who opens a sporting goods store :coffee:

  22. 22
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    Your Welcome Luscious, and Kingstonn, I always knew you had great taste :yes:

  23. 23
    ALBoy says:

    Wait it was Thick Adibisi on the right :no: Nevermind the elvyn talk I thought is was dude on the left Reading Is Fundamental :coffee:

  24. 24

    Kingstonn I filled up last night and this mornin gass had went up 5 cent!

    I was sooo damn happy!

  25. 25

    lol thats crazy

  26. 26
    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:


  27. 27
    steph L says:

    I saw Rashan’s mug shot, it appears he was attacked…Nique still got some fight in him. :coffee:

  28. 28
    kingstonn says:

    @ brown
    damn really? I put $75 in my car on Sunday & that killed me a little inside. I think I’m gonna invest in a smart car… even though those chits are butt ugly. cause I can’t do this gas stuff no more… :wail:

  29. 29
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    $75!!!!!! What you got a V-8 engine vehicle? Thats alot!!!!

  30. 30

    Kingstonn what do you drive?
    I was complainin cuz the rare occasions I allow my tank to go down to E it’s 55 to fill it up

  31. 31
    kingstonn says:

    I drive a Nissan rogue right now but before I had a scion. & to fill that car up took $35 on a bad day. sigh.. :(

  32. 32

    damn kingston, I drive a trailblazer, you must have a helluva gas tank on that thing

  33. 33
    PDiva2127 says:

    I was just listening ti Frank and Wanda on V- 103 and Rashaad said dominique hit him first. And it’s a total of 12,500 owed and he actually had a civil suit pending over it but he was talking to him about just making payment and settling out of court when Dominique hit him first. Then a friend of Dominiques called up to the station and offered to pay the debt so the situation would not play out in the press and they can salvage their friendship , supposedly they are good friends. * excuse all typos and run on sentences*

  34. 34

    my sister’s armadatakes arouns 70 and it’s a helluva lot bigger than your vehicle

  35. 35
    ALBoy says:

    I drive an Acadia and I can usually fill up @ 60 dollars :no: Im look for a Trek Mountain bike though :yes: I go green to save some green

  36. 36
    Queen_City Gem says:

    Jerrica says:

    3 suits? Really?

    ….from years ago, at that

  37. 37
    ELove says:

    Morning to You Ms. POET :yes:

    NOW That sounds more like it because the Dominique I KNEW wouldn’t allow NOBODY To Bust On HIM (LIKE THAT…) :nono:

  38. 38
    Queen_City Gem says:

    @ Kingstonn

    I feel your pain girl :wail: for real.

    If I fill my tank ($70) on Sunday eve, it’s at a quarter tank by Wednesday eve….

  39. 39

    If this case was in a civil suit he should have let the courts handle it

  40. 40
    ALBoy says:

    If they boys though maybe he thought he could go to him and work it out :shrug: until he got that three piece and “escorted” out by security :coffee:

  41. 41
    kingstonn says:

    @ brown
    I kinda think it’s the area where I buy my gas that’s so expensive but I’m picky with my gas.. my mom fills her truck for 115 but that’s cause her truck can only take premium. I feel sorry for the people with luxury cars.. :(

  42. 42
  43. 43
    Aprilbaby says:

    Good Morning Good People,

    Sandra why didn’t you put the picture up of him with the swollen eye? Now that is funny.

  44. 44
    Ace says:

    kingstonn says:

    I feel sorry for the people with luxury cars..

    Atleast someone has pity on us… :(

    damn premium DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!

  45. 45
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    Time to put the Nissan Maxima in the garage Ace!!!!

  46. 46
    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    I say that because when I got mine it recommended only premium sheeeet!!! I damn sure put the second from the most expensive can’t do that

  47. 47
    Terri B says:

    Nique is far from hurting for cash. He is living well.

  48. 48
    Ace says:

    BruhMan5th Flr says:

    Time to put the Nissan Maxima in the garage Ace!!!!

    07 Mercedes Benz C230 …don’t ever call my daughter a nissan….

  49. 49
    Terri B says:

    Sandra we couldn’t get a photo of sexy as ‘Nique instead of them?

  50. 50
    Terri B says:

    Premium might be higher, but it lasts longer, you’re not at the gas station as much.

  51. 51
    BK2ATLMAN says:

    morning fam, Damn I wonder if nique dotted that eye or his security..

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