Former Celtics guard Sebastian Telfair sentenced to 3.5 years for gun possession

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Ex-NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Monday Aug. 12, stemming from a gun possession charge.

Telfair was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in April after police recovered a gun from his auto during a traffic stop arrest in July 2017.

'Please don't take me from society right now, ' Telfair said, according to the New York Post.

"This defendant exercised his right to a jury trial and was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm", Gonzalez said. "I am 34. I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family". As an undersized point guard in the pros, he stuck around for 10 years but struggled to make a major impact, averaging 7.4 points, 3.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds. That pair was "about to rule the world", the magazine blared. Out of high school, Telfair was heralded as one of the most promising young players in the game, and was even featured on the cover of SLAM Magazine alongside LeBron James.

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Telfair said he did not know the guns were in his vehicle as he was in the process of moving to NY while he was going through a divorce.

Telfair could have faced up to 15 years in prison for his offense, according to the report.

Telfair played 10 National Basketball Association seasons with nine different teams from 2004 to 2013, including the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors. "It was a bad move all around". On Monday, he bawled in a NY judicial court. "You've achieved greatness in your life, and this case doesn't take that away".

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