Ex-NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell arrested

latrell-sprewellMilwaukee native and former NBA star Latrell Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct on Monday afternoon after police received repeated complaints about loud music coming from a house on E. Pleasant St. on Milwaukee’s east side, according to jail records reviewed by the Journal Sentinel.

Police would not release details of the incident other than to report that police had received two complaints within one hour Monday afternoon and had received several complaints of loud music from the residence in recent months.

Sprewell, 42 and a graduate of Washington High School, was booked into the jail about 4:15 p.m. on Monday.

Monday’s incident has been referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office for investigation.

Sprewell’s River Hills home was foreclosed on in 2008. U.S. marshals auctioned off his 70-foot, $1.5 million yacht in 2007 and in 2011 Sprewell was among Wisconsin’s top “tax deadbeats,” owing the state $3.5 million in unpaid income taxes.

Sprewell retired from the NBA in 2005 after a 13-year career. During his career he played for Golden State, New York and Minnesota.

He made the All-Star team for two different NBA franchises. He was an All-Star as a member of the Golden State Warriors in 1994, 1995, and 1997.

His career was marred by a 1997 incident when he was playing for the Golden State Warriors and attacked and choked P.J. Carlesimo, the head coach for Oakland, during a practice.

He made the team in the East as a member of the New York Knicks in 2001. He also was named to the All-NBA first team in just his second season when he led the league in minutes played.

According to media reports at the time, Sprewell turned down a $21 million three-year contract with the Timberwolves, suggesting the amount wasn’t enough to feed his children.

Although he earned more than $97 million in NBA salary, Sprewell was listed by the State of Wisconsin as the state’s No. 1 delinquent taxpayer in 2011 and he has reportedly had property repossessed and a house put into foreclosure in recent years.

Sprewell averaged double-figures in scoring in all of his NBA seasons, and holds career averages of 18.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 38.6 minutes per game.


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