Law & Order: Season 15, Episode 16

The Sixth Man (16 Feb. 2005)

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A hot-tempered basketball star is accused of killing one of his hecklers. The investigation and trial, however, reveal that the heckler's pattern of harassment may have crossed the line of decency on several occasions.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Silas Inwood
Reggie Uggams
Basketball Commissioner
Charlotte Colavin ...
Judge Lisa Pongracic (as Charlotte Ortiz Colavin)
Assistant M.E.
Coach Dyer


When a man is murdered. Initially they suspect his landlord who's trying to get the man to move out of his rent controlled apartment. They eventually learn that the man is a basketball fanatic who's suing the star player of a rival team. And that he is constantly heckling the man. Eventually they match his fingerprint to what was found at the crime scene. But when his attorney has it suppressed cause h is fingerprint was not suppose to be in the system. That's when McCoy and Borgia find another to get him. That's when he asserts that the man was harassing the player. Written by

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The subplot involving a brawl between basketball players and fans was inspired by a real-life incident which involved the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons, and several Pistons fans on 19 November 2004. See more »


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