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.
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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.
Jared Dudley: Not My guy Bassy! 🙏🏾 it wasn’t his!
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
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Kellan olson: Devin Booker on his Twitch stream (http://twitch.tv/dbook ) confirms he has COVID-19. Said it has been about a week and he’ll be back in no time. He said he’s straight right now and the worst part is no taste and smell. He did not want to say if he has been vaccinated or not.
“There are so many other players outside of him who are opting out, I would like to think they would make a way,” Kyrie’s aunt, Tyki Irving, told Rolling Stone. “It could be like every third game. So it still gives you a full season of being interactive and being on the court, but with the limitations that they’re, of course, oppressing upon you. There can be some sort of formula where the NBA and the players can come to some sort of agreement.” Tyki Irving runs the seven-time All-Star’s family foundation and is one of the few people in his regular circle of advisors. A spokeswoman for Irving declined to respond to Rolling Stone’s questions regarding his vaccination and playing status. Irving also did not immediately respond to a message from Rolling Stone.
Dane Moore: Whoever you talk to around the league, it’s a lot of the same thing when it comes to a Ben Simmons trade: “It all starts Monday”. If/when Simmons does not show up to training camp, that’s when the trade market really starts to materialize, and real offers start coming in.
76ers swingman Danny Green addressed the Simmons situation this week on the latest episode of his “Inside the Green Room” podcast. “This has nothing to do with the organization,” said Green. “This has to do with us. We just want to meet with him on a personal level, on a human being, friend level. If he still considers us friends, we don’t know if that’s the case yet or not.
“I know he still communicates with some of the guys,” Green added. “I haven’t been in communication with him. But I would love to meet with him and sit down and talk just to see where his head was at. Let him know that we have his back and we want him back and just give him some friendly advice. Just first and foremost as a human being, as a professional.”
Matt Moore: Quick note: the general reaction from sources close to the Nuggets regarding reports that they are “frontrunners” for a Simmons deal is general confusion. “Who would we even trade?” is a common refrain.