Atlanta B-baller Carjacked at Gunpoint

Hawks forward plays after robbery; cops nab 2 suspects
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2007 1:24 PM CST
Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams (33) tries to take a shot against Memphis Grizzlies defenders during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at Philips Arena in Atlanta....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two gunmen carjacked Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams outside his barbershop in Atlanta last night and were later arrested when they tried another burglary, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Williams was unhurt and played two minutes in last night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. "It's been a long day, but I'm fine," he told teammates.

Williams' coach, Mike Woodson, lamented how times have changed for high-profile athletes—after a recent spate of attacks including the murder of football star Sean Taylor and a shooting incident involving basketball player Jamaal Tinsley. "I never worried about anybody doing anything to me" when playing in the NBA, Woodson said. "It's a shame you can't even go to the grocery store."