Ex-NBA All-star Gatling gets sentenced to 4 years of probation


chris-gatling-probationFormer NBA all-star Chris Gatling, 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, Dallas Morning News reported.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 46-year-old Chris Gatling was sentenced Friday.

He had 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.

Gatling’s NBA career began in 1991 after he was traded by the 76ers as a first round draft pick out of Old Dominion – to the Warriors for Manute Bol.

During his NBA days, Gatling did set a few records. He was named to the Western Conference All-Star team in 1997 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

He led the NBA in field goal percentage (63 percent) during the 1994-95 season, and played 85 games during the 1999-00 season (while all teams normally play 82 games). Gatling averaged career high 19 ppg during the 1996-97 season.

During his career, he played for Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 6’10 backup forward played a total of 700 games in the league (86 started), averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebound per game over his career.


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