SAD NEWS: Nets G League guard shot in the chest outside a Philadelphia bar

Roberts is now in stable condition while officials continue to investigate the root cause of the shootout.

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A member of Brooklyn’s G League affiliate squad was injured in a shooting last weekend.

According to many sources, Long Island Nets center Terry Roberts was struck by a stray bullet outside a Philadelphia pub early Sunday. The 23-year-old guard was shot in the upper chest, and authorities responded swiftly.

Background of the crime

Roberts came in Philadelphia and met a friend over the weekend, when they made a stop outside a pub. A quick shootout broke out at the spot, and Roberts was shot by an unknown gunman.

Four people fled the scene in a grey Nissan Altima, and an off-duty guard opened fire on the suspects. Philadelphia police verified that Roberts was not involved in the confrontation, and no arrests have been made as investigations continue.

Prayers up

Roberts was in severe condition when he was taken to the hospital, but he miraculously survived the gun wounds. Doctors removed the ventilator, and he was able to speak with his parents the next day.

“He’s healing,” Roberts’ mother stated. “He is doing fine. He is in shock. This is a horrific scenario that occurred.”

“Terry Roberts was a victim of a crime on Sunday morning in Philadelphia, and we are gathering additional information about the incident,” the Long Island Nets said in a statement. “He is currently in stable condition and is expected to fully recover.” Our sympathies are with him and his family at this time. We will not make any more comments while the law enforcement inquiry is continuing.”

Terry, a great prospect from Georgia, went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft but later joined Long Island’s program after receiving a camp invitation. In 19 games this season, Roberts averaged 7.2 points and 2.9 assists.

Roberts indicated a strong desire to continue playing basketball for Long Island following the event, but his recuperation will undoubtedly take some time before he can return to the G League hardwood.

 

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