Houston Rockets Feared For Sterling Brown’s Life After He Was Attacked At Miami Strip Club ‘He Could Have Died’

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We’re beginning to learn more about the Sterling Brown incident that occurred in Miami over the weekend and it sounds pretty scary.

During the team’s recent road trip, Brown was attacked while visiting a local Miami strip club which led to him seeking emergency medical assistance. According to The Athletic, Brown was involved in a heated altercation with three or more individuals that led to the Rockets guard getting hit in the head with a bottle that needed “multiple stitching jobs.”

As the clock ticked closer to midnight on Sunday, multiple Rockets players — around a handful or more — took the short 20-minute trip to the Booby Trap strip club. What occurred into the early hours of Monday was described as terrible, unfortunate and dangerous.

Sources said Brown entered the wrong sprinter van on his way out of the club and had a heated exchange of words with three or more individuals who appeared to possess the sprinter at the time. It escalated into all of those individuals jumping Brown, physically beating him up, hitting him in the head with a bottle and leaving blood everywhere, sources told The Athletic. One source said the individuals cracked Brown’s head with the bottle, while another said once Brown was struck in the back of the head during the altercation, it led to him having a very hazy memory of the event. He was admitted into the hospital after 7 a.m.

When Brown was admitted into a private, priority room in the emergency room, blood was everywhere, dripped all over the floor. Brown needed multiple heavy stitching jobs for his facial injuries and underwent several tests, according to sources. He was discharged Monday late in the afternoon.

“If he hadn’t been as physically strong and tough, he might not have made it out of the situation (Sunday) night,” one source told The Athletic. “He could have died.”

Apparently the Rockets feared for Brown’s life and one team source said his injuries were serious enough that “he could have died” from the incident.

As the day wore on Monday, word of the incident began to spread across the Rockets organization. Many players and coaches feared for Brown’s health, suspecting he may have been in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

When Brown was admitted into a private, priority room in the emergency room, blood was everywhere, dripped all over the floor. Brown needed multiple heavy stitching jobs for his facial injuries and underwent several tests, according to sources. He was discharged Monday late in the afternoon.

“If he hadn’t been as physically strong and tough, he might not have made it out of the situation (Sunday) night,” one source told The Athletic. “He could have died.”

Brown was reportedly uncooperative with police following the incident.