Former NBA player sentenced to 3.5 years for possessing loaded gun

Former NBA player sentenced to 3.5 years for possessing loaded gun

On Monday, he bawled in a NY judicial court.

Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was sentenced 3.5 years in prison for gun possession on Monday, Brooklyn district attorney Eric Gonzalez announced in a statement on Monday.

'Please don't take me from society right now, ' Telfair said, according to the New York Post. "I'm 34. I can go play in China for another six years, take care of my family".

"Put a gun in his hand and fight for us n-a".

Inside, the officers found three loaded handguns, a gas-powered submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and a ballistic vest. I got an American Express, " Telfair said at Monday's hearing.

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The officers said they smelled burning marijuana inside the auto, prompting them to order the passengers out and arrest them before searching the vehicle.

Along the way, he was involved in a pair of weapons-related incidents, including a 2007 arrest on a gun possession charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Yonkers, N.Y. The Trail Blazers fined Telfair in 2006 after a loaded gun was found on a team plane, reportedly in a pillowcase belonging to him.

Telfair was one of the most highly touted high school recruits in the nation, but he forewent his college eligibility to declare for the 2004 NBA Draft.

Telfair was a point guard who played in the National Basketball Association from 2004, when he was 19, until he stepped away from the game after the 2014-15 season. His professional career spanned from 2004-2015, including stops with the Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Suns, Sixers, Raptors and Thunder.

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