Sebastian Telfair Sentenced To 3 1/2 Years In Prison

Sebastian Telfair on the court in a game for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Sebastian Telfair on the court in a game for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Telfair was initially arrested in 2017 after police discovered guns in the vehicle and another man were parked in illegally.

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for illegal gun possession, Brooklyn's district attorney announced Monday.

Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. "I am 34. I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family".

Telfair entered the National Basketball Association straight out of Lincoln High School in 2004 as the 13th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers. During his pro career, he spent one year with the Boston Celtics before being included in Boston's 2007 trade for Kevin Garnett. That pair was "about to rule the world", the magazine blared.

As a point guard at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2004.

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Telfair was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Monday after being convicted in April.

The Brooklyn native, who was drafted by Portland in 2004, played for the Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I kind of ruined my career with that", Telfair said then.

On Monday, he complained in court that he was being penalized too harshly for a "victimless crime".

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