HoopsHype Chris Gatling rumors

December 13, 2013 Updates

A former NBA All-Star accused of squatting at an Arizona home and then trying to list the house for rent online has been sentenced to four years of probation. Maricopa County prosecutors say 46-year-old Chris Gatling was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in August to one count of theft and one count of forgery. Gatling was accused of breaking in the key box at the home and living there for about a year. Police say the homeowners lived in California, but had left the power on at the Paradise Valley home. Dallas Morning News

He was a star player in the NBA, making millions of dollars. But now Chris Gatling has been sentenced to four years of probation for hijacking an upscale Paradise Valley home, then trying to rent it out. Maricopa County prosecutors said the 46-year-old was sentenced on Friday. The retired NBA All-Star pleaded guilty in August to felony forgery and theft charges. A police report states that the NBA All-Star moved into a Paradise Valley home without the owner's permission, which would make Gatling a "squatter." KPHO

November 12, 2013 Updates

A new sentencing date has been set for a former NBA All-Star who had pleaded guilty in the summer to theft and forgery charges. Chris Gatling is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 13 in Maricopa County Superior Court. Authorities said Gatling squatted at a Paradise Valley home and then tried to list the house for rent online. Gatling was accused of breaking in the home and living there for about a year. KTAR

September 13, 2013 Updates
August 5, 2013 Updates

A former NBA All-Star accused of squatting at a Paradise Valley home and then trying to list the house for rent on Craigslist has pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges. Chris Gatling entered the guilty pleas to one count of theft and one count of forgery on Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. His sentencing is set for Oct. 4. Gatling was accused of breaking in the key box at the home and living there for about a year. The Republic

July 10, 2013 Updates

Kenny Anderson looked me in the eye and told me he sometimes wished he didn't have a penis. He'd repeat the line a couple hours later in front of 40 or 50 people, appending a last-second "almost" to make sure the giggling crowd knew where he came down on the penis/no-penis question. A lot of what Anderson said to me during the "cocktail hour" preceding Penis Monologues felt like rehearsal. I had asked Anderson -- and this was the only planned question I asked him -- how much he'd rehearsed for the show, and he explained that the performance was to be more interview and improv than a true play. Anderson then began to share, with voice low and drink in hand, an unsolicited series of personal headlines -- some sordid, some sad, some actual newspaper headlines. SB Nation

Anderson, a high school legend, 14-year pro, and one-time All-Star, was one of five men -- three of them former NBA players -- on stage for Penis Monologues (or, depending where you look, The Penis Monologue or Penis Monologue Symposium) at the Producers' Club's Crown Theater in New York Sunday night. Alongside him sat Chris Gatling, 11-year journeyman and one-time All-Star; Tate George, a four-year pro and maker of one of the most legendary shots in UConn history (the website had promised Anthony Mason, but nope: Tate George); Joe Brown, former agent and longtime associate of all the above; and "Detroit" Dan Bowman, a very amiable, increasingly drunk South Florida epoxy flooring magnate and former Blind Date contestant whose reasons for being included perplexed nearly everyone, him most of all. SB Nation

The Penis Monologues opening was, in total, a rambling spectacle of a little over three hours, split evenly between men discussing their bountiful, treacherous paths through NBA stardom and men discussing their penises' parallel bountiful, treacherous paths through NBA stardom. For retired pros in their 40s, it was an early exercise in a special kind of public speaking: honest, vulnerable and undiluted. SB Nation

May 18, 2013 Updates

A trial date has been set for a former NBA All-Star accused of squatting in a Paradise Valley home and then trying to list the place for rent on Craigslist. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says Chris Gatling has pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft and forgery, one count of taking the identity of another and one count of fraud. Gatling was accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home for nearly a year. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on. azfamily.com

May 15, 2013 Updates

A trial date has been set for a former NBA All-Star accused of squatting in a Paradise Valley home and then trying to list the place for rent on Craigslist. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Chris Gatling has pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft and forgery, one count of taking the identity of another and one count of fraud. Washington Post

Gatling was accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home for nearly a year. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on. Gatling’s attorney, Michael Alarid, has said the case is a misunderstanding. He has not been willing to elaborate. Washington Post

April 30, 2013 Updates

A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges after police said he squatted in a Paradise Valley home and then tried to list the place for rent on Craigslist. Chris Gatling is accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home from July 2010 to August 2011. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on. A local TV station reports that he later listed the four-bedroom house for rent for $800 and called it an “Ex-NBA” home online. Arizona Republic

A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges after police said he squatted in a Paradise Valley home and then tried to list the place for rent on Craigslist. Chris Gatling is accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home from July 2010 to August 2011. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on. The TV station reports that he later listed the four-bedroom house for rent for $800 and called it an “Ex-NBA” home online. Arizona Republic

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