WFAA, citing a Dallas police report, gave this account:

Mbenga was trying to leave the restaurant just as a pair of Dallas police officers were walking in.

The 7-foot center put his palm on the chest of one of the cops and said, “You move out of my way.”

The officer stopped and responded, “You don’t touch police, let alone make that statement.”

To which Mbenga — in hindsight, perhaps inadvisedly — responded: “You want to go? I do what I want, so you move out of the way!”

As the officers escorted Mbenga out of the restaurant, he continued to argue with them.

The officers smelled alcohol on his breath and noted his “unsteady balance” and bloodshot eyes. They said he failed three of six field sobriety tests.

The 32-year-old was handcuffed and taken to the Dallas County jail.

– Reported by the Dallas Morning News