INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley and several companions were targeted in a shooting Sunday morning that wounded one person outside a downtown hotel.
Tinsley was not injured.
Joey Qatato, identified as the team's equipment manager on the Pacers' Web site, was struck in both elbows as he sat with Tinsley in the player's Rolls Royce. The 48-year-old Qatato was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police said the shooting involved an assault rifle and followed a confrontation when Tinsley and his companions were leaving the "Cloud 9" club.
I think it's time to ship Tinsley the hell out of town, for everyone's own safety.
"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
I like this trade for New Orleans, Rashard Lewis's awful contract ends after next season, so either they get a lot of cap room from the expiring deal, or a good trade chip to send to another team trying to create cap room for free agency next year.