“One slap, two faces, I was impressed, he’s got a big wingspan.”
University of Washington forward Malik Dime slapped up a couple of students in the Colorado student section at halftime last night because he couldn't take the heckling.
According to reports, the 6'9 big man walked over to the "C-Unit" and reached out his hand as if to make amends with the heckler, but when they reached he pulled back and slapped the dude, hitting another fan with his follow through.
Oldest trick in the book.
Here's what both fans had to say about Malik Dime, per BSDenver.com:
“We were talking the usual game talk with the players like we usually do,” Dylan, a CU student said. “Malik looked over at us at one point and said ‘I’m gonna come over there and slap the (expletive) out of you.’ We didn’t think that was real so we just laughed and then at the end of the half he came over to us and pretended like he was giving me a handshake and I reached out and he pulled back and slapped me in the face and the follow through hit the person sitting right next to me, which was Brian.”
“I wasn’t shocked because he said, ‘I’m gonna slap the (expletive) out of you,’” Brian, a C-Unit member added. “Jeremiah Paige and Larry Eustachy have said worse, we have a long tradition of getting under people’s skin but nobody has ever taken physical action, and I’m surprised.”
“One slap, two faces, I was impressed, he’s got a big wingspan,” Dylan remarked.
After the game, Dime went over and actually shook their hands for real, and although both students said they don't want the kid to get in trouble there's still not word on if he'll face any punishment from UW.
“We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble—the C-Unit—we’re good people,” Brian said. “It’s all in the fun of the game, we got a lot of love for Malik, the people of Seattle and Washington here in the C-Unit, and we got Powerade’s out of it, we got respect for them.”