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Former NBA player Latrell Sprewell arrested on New Year’s Eve.

In 1997, the NBA suspended player Latrell Sprewell for 68 games for choking his Golden State Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo. In 2005, he turned down a three-year, $21 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves and retired from professional basketball. In 2008, his house was foreclosed. In 2011, the Milwaukee native owed the state of Wisconsin $3.5 million in unpaid income taxes.

On Monday afternoon, the controversy surrounding the 42-year-old was back again. According to the Journal Sentinel, Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct after police received a pair of noise complaints about loud music coming from a house on Pleasant Street on Milwaukee’s East Side. He was booked in jail around 4:15 p.m. and rang in the New Year behind bars, TMZ reports. Monday’s complaints came within an hour of each other and followed a series of similar complaints over the previous months.

The four-time NBA All-Star attended Milwaukee’s Washington High School and spent five seasons with the New York Knicks. In 13 seasons he made nearly $100 million.

His reason for turning down that 2005 contract extension? The offer wasn’t money enough to feed his family. 

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