As you likely already know by now, Houston Rockets wing Sterling Brown was the victim of an assault on Sunday night, after the team touched down in Miami, in advance of their duel on Monday night against the Miami Heat. Brown had been out of action for the previous four games due to a knee injury, but still made the trip with the team to Florida.
While he was in Miami, Brown was the victim of an assault, as he was savagely beaten by multiple assailants who he had never encountered. Brown was struck in the face with a bottle outside of a club, causing lacerations to his face.
The attack caused serious concern within the NBA community for Brown’s well-being, and rightfully so, as such an attack could have easily ended his life and/or caused significant harm.
4 questions regarding Houston Rockets wing Sterling Brown’s assault
Rockets coach Stephen Silas didn’t hold back his emotion when speaking with the media about Brown’s assault, but made it a point to note that Brown was going to be okay.
“It’s heart-wrenching. It rips your heart out. This is one of your guys.
Someone on your team that you care about. Someone that you’re with everyday.
So yeah, as far as how I’m feeling and how the team is feeling, we’re all just thankful, number one that he’s going to be okay, but also down about what happened.”
The Rockets released a statement prior to Silas’ media availability, but were very vague and didn’t explain much. This left several questions regarding the circumstances surrounding Brown’s attack, which I’ll outline below.
To be clear, these questions are not justification for what happened to Brown, as there’s no justification for assaulting someone. Even more so, there’s no reason to hit someone in the face with a bottle.
With that being said, let’s get started.
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