Sebastian Telfair is FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! … for now. The ex-NBA star and former H.S. prodigy is out of prison just days after he was sentenced to 3.5 years in his gun case … but there’s a chance Telfair could end up back behind bars. Here’s the deal … 34-year-old Telfair was convicted of possessing an illegal firearm stemming from a June 2017 incident where he was caught with an arsenal of weapons during a traffic stop.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... Telfair was released on $500,000 bail. As part of his agreement with the court, Telfair must surrender his passports and remain in New York City. Telfair also agreed to be confined to house arrest from 7 PM to 7 AM daily while also wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Jeff Goodman: Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison today after convicted for gun possession. Really sad. Was lottery pick in 2004 and was so much fun to watch as a high school/AAU player coming out of Coney Island.
Ex-NBA star Sebastian Telfair has been convicted of possessing a firearm ... and could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. Telfair -- a 33-year-old former high school phenom who spent 12 seasons in the NBA -- was busted back in June 2017 in Brooklyn .... after cops found several weapons during a traffic stop.
A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday shot down former NBA star Sebastian Telfair’s bid to toss the weapons possession case against him. Telfair’s defense attorney had argued his client’s car was improperly searched by police who pulled him over on suspicion of smoking marijuana, spotted a joint on the truck’s center console and then subsequently found a cache of weapons in his car.
The judge said he felt the officers had probable cause to scour the vehicle, and told the parties to return in December for trial. Telfair faces up to 15 years behind bars if convicted.
The NYPD cop who busted ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair for pot and weapons possession last year admitted in court Monday that he never saw a burning marijuana cigarette inside the retired athlete’s car — meaning there was no basis for the ensuing search that also uncovered a trove of weapons.
Under questioning Monday by defense lawyer Edward Hayes, arresting Officer Val Enzuela admitted that while Telfair’s car smelled of pot, he saw no blunt ablaze during the traffic stop. Under NYPD policy, individuals are only supposed to be placed under arrest for a lit or visible joint. “Besides the roach, was there any other reason to take these two men in custody?” Hayes asked. “No,” Enzuela replied.
Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was arrested early Sunday in Brooklyn on gun possession-related charges, a senior law enforcement official told NBC 4 New York. Telfair, 32, and another man, Jami Thomas, 18, were found with four loaded weapons, ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest, police said. Two bags of marijuana were also allegedly found in the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup.
As officers approached, they started to drive off, according to the source. Police who pulled them over smelled marijuana and saw a lit "blunt" on the dashboard, police said.
Myles Miller. BREAKING: @NBA star Sebastian Telfair arrested in BK with semi-automatic gun, loaded guns, loads of ammunition and marijuana, PD sources
September 24, 2021 | 12:39 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Golden State Warriors are signing free agent guard Langston Galloway to a training camp deal, sources tell me and @Anthony Slater.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors are bringing forward Jordan Bell to training camp as a non-roster invitee, a source told @TheUndefeated @espn. Bell previously played for Golden State from 2017-19 and last season.
September 24, 2021 | 12:28 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Manu Ginobili is returning to the San Antonio Spurs as a special advisor to basketball operations. Ginobili will take on a player-centric role that’s focused on the development of players on and off the court.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Gregg Popovich, RC Buford and GM Brian Wright have wanted the legendary star’s involvement since his 2018 retirement and helped convince him of a role. Ginobili, 44, is a four-time champion and future Hall of Famer.
Shams Charania: The Detroit Pistons are signing rookie center Luka Garza to a new two-year contract, his agents Mike Kneisley and Odell Witherspoon told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Garza, the No. 52 pick, has his two-way converted to a full NBA deal.