Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair gets prison time in gun case

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Sebastian Telfair, front, dribbles past Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Former NBA player Telfair has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in a New York City gun case. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, that Telfair received the term for his conviction in April on a gun-possession charge.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in a New York City gun case.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Monday that Telfair received the term for his conviction in April on a gun-possession charge.

Police had arrested the 34-year-old Telfair in 2017 after finding a loaded pistol in his pickup truck during a traffic stop.

The Brooklyn-born Telfair was a first-round draft pick out of high school in 2004. He started with the Portland Trail Blazers and spent time with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and other teams before ending his career in China in 2014.

There was no immediate response to a phone message on Monday seeking comment from Telfair's attorney.

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This story has been corrected to show Telfair's age is 34, not 33.

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