Rex Chapman Rumors

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Former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman was sentenced on Friday to 18 months of supervised probation for shoplifting more than $15,000 in merchandise from an Apple store in Arizona, court officials said. Chapman, who starred at the University of Kentucky before playing guard for several NBA teams, also was sentenced to perform 750 hours of community service under a plea deal in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.
Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman has been sentenced to probation and agreed to pay more than $15,000 to an Apple Store in Arizona and complete 750 hours of community service after pleading guilty in a shoplifting case, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Jerry Cobb, who is a spokesman for the Maricopa County (Arizona) Attorney’s Office, told the newspaper that Chapman pleaded guilty to four Class 6 felony charges (the lowest level felony offense) on Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Former University of Kentucky and NBA basketball player Rex Chapman began a 28-day substance-abuse treatment program at The Brook Hospital in Louisville on Monday, a source with knowledge of the situation said. Chapman, who will be 47 Sunday, is determined to break a reliance on suboxone, a medication prescribed to help patients stop using opioid-based pain medication. Chapman suffered multiple knee, ankle and thumb injuries over his 12-season, 666-game NBA career. He never played an entire 82-game schedule and retired from the Phoenix Suns, his fourth pro team, in 2000.
2 years ago via WDRB
Everyone in the greater basketball nation heard about Rex Chapman’s tweet-heard-round-the-world, that social media message sent Monday in which the former University of Kentucky star said he was told that the wildly successful Kentucky coach would be coaching the Los Angeles Lakers soon. But after the current Lakers coach dismissed the report, telling reporters “it’s not a big deal,” D’Antoni spoke with USA TODAY Sports about his future that is certainly uncertain. “Well, I think after the year is over, we’ll sit down with management and see where they’re going, see where they’re headed, and it’s up for them to decide,” D’Antoni said. “It’s not for me to decide.”