Former Laker Chris Duhon is struck by car after argument

Chris Duhon, shown warming up with the Lakers last season, ended up in the hospital after an incident in an Orlando parking garage over the weekend.
(Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Scary news for a former Laker. Chris Duhon was hit, apparently intentionally, by a car in an Orlando, Fla., parking garage.

Duhon was struck on Saturday night in downtown Orlando after a verbal confrontation, according to


“Duhon and his brother-in-law, Julio Hernandez, were walking on the level 2C of the parking garage when the driver of a black Lexus started honking at them to get out of the way.”

The driver got out of his car and argued with the free agent point guard. After Hernandez broke up the heated conversation, the driver got back into his vehicle -- then accelerated, striking Duhon.

“According to the [police] report, Duhon landed on the hood of the car and his head hit the front windshield. The former Magic player was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center by ambulance,” reported.

Duhon was able to walk out of the hospital later that night, Hernandez told Orlando’s Fox 35 by phone.

The incident is being investigated as an aggravated battery.

Duhon was traded to the Lakers a year ago with Dwight Howard. He averaged 2.9 points and 2.9 assists in 46 games with the Lakers. He was waived in June.


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