Willie Buie, father of Boston Celtics reserve guard Marquis Daniels, was tasered and arrested yesterday at the Amway Center during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals. He was arrested on a charge of resisting an officer with violence.
Buie had seats behind the baskets, and was in the area when three officers responded to a disturbance in his section; what disturbance was caused is still unclear. Buie refused to leave his seat, and when the officers “helped him up” and escorted him off, he attempted to shake loose and was swearing, and even tried to fight one of the officers. WDBO reports:
He was finally escorted out of the arena, forced to the ground and was asked to put his hands behind his back. When he did not respond to the officer’s command he was tased for one contact shot on the right side of his back.
Buie is no stranger to arrest himself; he served eleven years in prison stemming from a second-degree murder charge and prior criminal history.
Not a good time to have a kid in the NBA. Nope.