Former NBA player Corey Benjamin, who performed for the Bulls and Hawks during his brief tenure within the league, has apologized for his daughter’s actions during a latest youth basketball game in Orange County, California.
Video of Benjamin’s daughter surfaced on-line this week after she was seen sucker-punching her 15-year-old opponent during a game over the weekend. The younger girl reportedly wound up with a concussion because of the incident.
The younger girl’s mom posted the video to Instagram.
A referee advised NBCLA that Benjamin’s daughter was inspired to hit the 15-year-old by her own mother. Benjamin apologized on behalf of his daughter.
He issued the next assertion to NBCLA:
“This isn’t how I raised my daughter.”
“To the younger girl who was punched by my daughter during a youth basketball game, I sincerely apologize to you and I’m praying for your full therapeutic each bodily and emotionally,” he mentioned. “To her household, I deeply apologize and remorse that this occurred to your daughter as she didn’t deserve this to occur to her. Lastly, I apologize to all of those that have been impacted and harm by the actions of my daughter in addition to these of her mom. I’m right here for your loved ones and need solely the very best for you.
“As a father, I’m shocked and disenchanted at my daughter’s habits as this isn’t a mirrored image of the values and requirements that my household holds. Nor does it exemplify the values, character and spirit of sportsmanship that the game of basketball requires. My daughter made a mistake. One which she might want to make proper. I’m dedicated to getting my daughter any assist she may have and assist her in taking accountability for her conduct.”
The game reportedly ended after the incident.
Alice Ham, the mom of the sufferer, Lauryn Ham, has filed a police report for assault, in line with NBCLA.