NYDailyNewsFormer NBA Sixth Man of the Year Ben Gordon was reportedly hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after he was involved in a confrontation with a woman that required police intervention at his business in Mount Vernon, N.Y. According to The Journal News, cops on Saturday responded to a call from Of Our Own, Gordon’s newly opened sports rehabilitation and training center, where they arrived around noon to find a distraught woman crying and shaking inside the entrance. The 31-year-old woman told police she packed her bag to leave after getting into an argument with Gordon, who then “began to destroy and throw everything” inside the store, according to the police report. Gordon, 34, then reportedly locked her inside the building. The woman informed police he had moved to the back of the business, where an officer spotted him in possession of a box cutter, the report said. Emergency officers cut through a glass window to let the woman out. Police entered to find Gordon in the bathroom, where they handcuffed him. Gordon was later transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison. The woman was not injured, and Gordon was not charged with a crime after police failed to locate a box cutter. It is unclear if Gordon remained at the hospital through Wednesday. TMZ reported on Wednesday that Gordon was sending threatening videos to people leading up to Saturday’s incident. Gordon had addressed those who he claims are wrongfully taking credit for launching the business since it opened last month, daring them to “pull up” to the store.
A bizarre situation unfolded involving former UConn star and NBA journeyman Ben Gordon, in which Gordon got into an argument with a woman inside his business called Of Our Own in his native Mount Vernon, New York, at which point Gordon locked the woman inside the building and began trashing his business. The frightened woman called police, who cut through a glass window to access the store, at which point they arrested Gordon. The 34-year-old Gordon was determined to be mentally unstable, so he was transported to the hospital, where he will receive a psychiatric evaluation. This was not the only recent instance of odd behavior from Ben Gordon, in June he was arrested for pulling fire alarms at a Los Angeles apartment building, and he had recently posted videos online threatening unnamed people who took credit for his business. Ben Gordon was a very talented player, he twice averaged over 20 points per game for a season in the NBA, and we hope he gets the help that he clearly needs.