By Jerry Brown
East Valley Tribune
March 10, 2008
One minute, Scottsdale resident Dan Wise was sitting next to his son in his second-row seat in Section 113 Sunday afternoon, enjoying the Suns and San Antonio Spurs battle at US Airways Center.
And the next — midway through the third quarter — Suns center Shaquille O’Neal chased a loose ball out of bounds, leaped over the first row of seats and Wise had become the runway for an inbound, 7-foot-1, 325-pound jumbo jet.
“I just saw him coming at me, and it just got dark real fast,” Wise said.
“There wasn’t much time to react.”
Wise’s bottom lip took the worst of the impact and was swelling proudly as he was attended to by medical personnel under the stands a few minutes after the collision.