Former NBA player Latrell Sprewell arrested for loud music
By Zach Harper | NBA Blogger
January 1, 2013 7:27 pm ET
If you're like me, you spent the last day of 2012 wondering how former NBA player Latrell Sprewell was going to celebrate New Year's Eve. The four-time All-Star was apparently listening to music too loudly in his home in Milwaukee.
| Hit me, baby, one more time. (Getty Images)
From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee native and former NBA star Latrell Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct 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 Tuesday.There is no way this would have happened if he was listening to Carly Rae Jepsen; people still go nuts over her song.
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.
This isn't Sprewell's first tango with trouble. He famously choked P.J. Carlesimo, had his home foreclosed in 2007, and has been accused of not paying taxes in Wisconsin. He also famously turned down a three-year, $21-million contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves because he needed to "feed his family."
Sprewell 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. 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.
He's ranked 10th all time in minutes per game.
If he was blasting Nickleback too loudly and that's why he was arrested for disorderly conduct, he's probably not going to win over anybody in the court of public opinion.