Spurs player trips over NYC mayor's courtside waitress, leaves game with injury
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson (3) gestures toward the sideline after spraining his right ankle when he took a shot then fell back into a waitress working the sideline in front of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jan. 3, 2013. / AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NEW YORK Spurs forward Stephen Jackson left San Antonio's 100-83 loss to the Knicks after spraining his right ankle when he crashed into a waitress working the sideline in front of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CBS New York reports.
"Guess who just contributed to the crime rate in NYC," tweeted New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola.
Jackson was hurt in the first quarter Thursday night when he shot a 3-pointer from the corner. The shot missed and he stepped backward out of bounds and onto the waitress, who was kneeling in front of courtside seats.
The Spurs then took a timeout and Jackson limped off toward the locker rooms.
The waitress was serving Bloomberg a drink, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday. The mayor was also seen eating a box of popcorn shortly after the play.
Jackson was unavailable for comment.
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