Sebastian Telfair, once a hoops phenom, sentenced to prison on gun charge


Telfair, 34, was arrested in NY in 2017 after being pulled over in his vehicle, at which point, police said, they found a cache of firearms and ammunition.

The now-34-year-old was arrested in 2017 after police found three loaded handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, a bulletproof vest and marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Former Portland Trailblazer player Sebastian Telfair will have a few years to think about what he did after he received a 3-year sentence for driving around Brooklyn with a loaded gun.

Telfair was convicted of weapons possession in April and faced up to 15 years of prison before today's sentencing.

At his hearing Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court, a reportedly agitated Telfair said: "Please don't take me from the society right now". I'm waiting for my daughter right now to get her period.

A yelling and crying Telfair then said, the Post reported, "Sebastian Telfair is going to jail for a. victimless crime". I go to the gun store.

Get the latest sports news updates. His career National Basketball Association scoring average was 7.4 points per game. 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.

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.