Bobcats fans were in for a surprise if they dialed an NBA ticket number listed in a local phone book: Instead of getting seats, they were told to call a sex chat line.
The correct number -- 800-4NBA-TIX -- was established by the league three years ago for tickets in any city, and it was listed correctly in the 2002-03 BellSouth White Pages, back when Charlotte had the Hornets. But the number in this year's BellSouth book, released in September, lists a wrong toll-free number that refers callers to the sex line.
BellSouth and Bobcats officials said they learned of the glitch last Thursday. The Bobcats were trying to get the incorrect number rerouted to the team's direct line for tickets.
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* LEAGUE SUSPENDS BUCKS' FIZER: The NBA suspended Bucks F Marcus Fizer for one game following his guilty plea in August on a gun charge.
Fizer is currently on the injured list with a knee injury and out four to six weeks. He will serve the suspension when he is healthy enough to play.
-- From News Services