Ex-Blazer Fernandez allegedly attacked by fans

Ex-Blazer Fernandez allegedly attacked by fans

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Brose Baskets' US guard Matt Walsh (R) vies with Real Madrid's guard Rudy Fernandez during the Euroleague basketball match Real Madrid vs Brose Baskets at the Palacio de Deportes sports hall in Madrid on February 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 2:30 PM

MADRID -- European basketball authorities say they will investigate an alleged assault of former NBA player Rudy Fernandez while he was boarding the team bus in Lithuania.

Fernandez plays for Real Madrid, and the mayhem followed his team's 105-104 overtime win over Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday.

Madrid official Juan Sanchez says two fans hit Fernandez on the shoulder and neck and struck a security guard several times. The Euroleague says it has asked for reports from both teams and the local police.

Fernandez used to play for the Portland Trail Blazers and was back in his home country of Spain on Friday. He says he is fine and thankful "things did not go further."

He stresses that "people should not think that all Lithuanian fans are like that just because of these two people. Not at all."

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