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Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was arrested in Brooklyn on Sunday morning and hit with a number of weapon and drug-related charges.
According to reports, Telfair—who is the cousin of ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury—and an 18-year-old man identified as Jami Thomas were pulled over by police at around 3 a.m. on Sunday after the pickup truck they were sitting in was spotted moving with the headlights turned off. When police officers approached the truck, they reportedly saw weed inside of it and launched a search of the vehicle.
During the search, police found three loaded firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, a bulletproof vest, and two bags of marijuana. Telfair and Thomas were charged with unlawful possession of a ballistic vest, unlawful possession of an ammunition magazine, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a motor vehicle equipment violation.
The situation Telfair and Thomas find themselves in is obviously no laughing matter. But after a photo of the guns, ammo, and weed found in their vehicle went viral, there were plenty of people who joked about their alleged illegal activities on Twitter.
“Rockstar Games Presents Teflon Telfair”
“sebastian telfair on his ghost recon shit”
“Sebastian Telfair really thought he was CJ from GTA San Andreas”
There are also quite a few people who have pointed out just how far Telfair has fallen over the last decade by circulating an old SLAM magazine cover featuring Telfair and LeBron James. The issue was released back in August 2002 when Telfair and LeBron were two of the most promising high school basketball players in the country.
LeBron obviously lived up to all the hype surrounding him back then, but Telfair never turned into the NBA player many expected him to be. He was drafted by the Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft before spending time with the Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Cavaliers, Suns, Raptors, and Thunder. He last played in the NBA in 2014.
Telfair is yet to release an official statement following his arrest.
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