This was the guy who had both an outside shot, and could dunk the ball on every possession. This was the guy who played alongside Charles Barkley, and averaged nearly 16 ppg in his rookie season. This was also the guy, who ruined his once promising career with drugs.
44-year old Richard Dumas, a former Phoenix Suns player, was arrested before New Year holidays by police.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Dumas was arrested in Litchfield Park on a warrant charging him with eight counts of organized retail theft.
Dumas was said to steal goods for about $800 from the Luke Air Force Base’s exchange store while working with a janitorial service.
Glendale police said Dumas was seen on surveillance cameras in the exchange store in September and October 2012 taking items, including cigarettes, alcohol, food items, DVDs and shoes.
Now, the police has released that very video, which clearly shows Dumas, wiping the floors inside the store, and stealing alcohol and food along the way.
Dumas played for the Suns from 1992 to 1995 and helped Phoenix reach the NBA Finals in 1993. He was waived by the Suns in 1995 after he missed drug testing.
Dumas averaged career high 15.8 ppg and 4.6 rpg in his rookie season with Phoenix, in 27.5 mpg.
He was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 1993, helping take the Suns to the NBA Finals that year. Dumas was waived by the team 1995 after missing a drug test and in 1998, he was arrested in connection with cocaine.
He came back to the NBA 2 seasons later, and played 15 more games for Phoenix, before going to Philadelphia, where he finished his NBA career.
Dumas played in 102 NBA games, starting in 47 of them, averaging 10.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg in 21.8 mpg.Follow @exnbadotcom
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