Three men who foiled a terrorist attack on a train in Paris in August will be honored at Staples Center during Sunday’s Laker game against the Detroit Pistons.
Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — all friends since boyhood — became American heroes when they charged and subdued a gunman on the train Aug. 21. During some media events after foiling the attack, Sadler was photographed wearing a Lakers T-shirt.
When he returned home to Sacramento in late August, that city’s mayor, former NBA star Kevin Johnson, presented Sadler with a Sacramento Kings jersey, joking that he took exception to the pictures of him wearing Lakers paraphernalia.
According to the Lakers, all three men will attend Sunday’s game and will be honored on court during a brief ceremony. They are also expected to speak to the media before the game, along with Lakers President Jeanie Buss.
Stone made headlines last month when he was stabbed multiple times after getting into a fight with a group of men while leaving a bar with friends in Sacramento. Police said the attack was not related to Stone’s involvement in thwarting the Paris train attack.
Skarlatos, meanwhile, is competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”
— City News Service