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Claim: The NBA's Doug Christie nearly choked to death when his wife refused to allow a female doctor to assist him.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2008]
Origins: The above-quoted article about the NBA's Doug Christie nearly choking to death on a chicken bone because his wife, Jackie, jealously refused to let a female doctor come to his aid was widely circulated on the Internet in
In fact, the article was both several years old and a spoof, a lampooning of the Christies which was published on the satirical Brushback sports news web site back in 2003, when Doug was a member of the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
Last updated: 3 July 2008
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