Kobe’s being sued for elbowing some guy in Memphis:
A lawsuit was filed against Bryant in a Tennessee court by a spectator who alleged Bryant struck him during a Memphis home game in November 2005. Bill Geeslin is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
According to the lawsuit, Bryant “left the basketball court and entered the spectators’ section where Bill Geeslin was sitting … and violently struck Mr. Geeslin with [his] elbow.” A Lakers spokesman was unaware of the lawsuit and referred calls to Bryant’s agent, who could not be reached for comment. Geeslin’s attorney declined to comment.
Apparently this guy was so badly hurt and abused that no one in the Lakers, the media, or the nation at large heard about this until a year later. It’s not like the league or media was concerned or preoccupied with fans and players fighting in the stands either. There wasn’t a huge brawl that brought attention to the players and fans mingling. I totally believe this guy that Kobe and his tights assaulted him as he was going for a loose ball. Make him pay Mr. Geeslin, make him pay!