NYDailyNews Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was busted early Sunday on gun charges after police found him with four loaded guns and a bulletproof vest in Brooklyn, officers said. Cops arrested Telfair, 32, and a second man, Jami Thomas, 18, after noticing their 2017 Ford F-150 parked on a median on Atlantic Ave. near Classon St. in Prospect Heights, at about 2:50 a.m., officials said. The pickup tried to drive off without headlights, but cops pulled it over, then smelled pot and saw a lit blunt on the dashboard, NYPD Sgt. Brendan Ryan said. Police found three handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, the vest and ammo, along with two bags of marijuana, Ryan said. Telfair, a Brooklyn native and the cousin of former Knick Stephon Marbury, went straight from Brooklyn’s Lincoln High School to the NBA in 2004 when he was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s played for several NBA teams, and in December 2014 signed with the Xinijang Flying Tigers in China, after he was released by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Telfair and a buddy were busted on gun charges in 2007, after police in Yonkers found a loaded handgun in his car. The next year, he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and got three years’ probation.
Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was arrested in his native Brooklyn, New York over the weekend with body armor and several loaded illegal guns in his vehicle. In New York, possession unregistered firearms is a serious crime, and Sebastian Telfair will likely face serious charges for being caught armed to the teeth in New York City.