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C.J. Leslie Helps Court-Stormer Avoid Injury

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One would think that 25 points and six rebounds in a victory would be enough for one day, but as it turned out, C.J. Leslie had more work to do after the game was over. One of the fans rushing the floor, Will Privette, is wheelchair-bound, and he eventually found himself lying on the ground amid the chaos. He was among the first people to reach center court, and as you can see here (hat tip to Newclass for the gif), he gets toppled as a wave of people comes from the right-hand side.

That's when Leslie stepped in:

C.J. Leslie was in the middle (of the crowd) and he saw me. I knew him from being around campus. He pushed everyone back and told everyone, "Get back, get back." Once everyone moved and realized what was going on, he picked me up and I've described it as like how you'd hold a baby.

Leslie's aid helped Privette escape without injury what looked like a pretty scary situation, and now fortunately he can laugh about it. I've never been at the center of a court-storming like that, but I'd really recommend not being in the first wave if you're in a wheelchair. Privette would agree--he said it was the dumbest thing he's done in college, but also that it was completely worth it. And I'd feel exactly the same way if I were him.