In 2017, high school phenom turned NBA backup Sebastian Telfair was pulled over in his home town of Brooklyn with three loaded firearms, one semi-automatic rifle, a bulletproof vest, a large quantity of ammunition and two bags of marijuana inside the car.
New York City is an awful place to get caught with a gun, and even though Telfair was only charged for one of the firearms he just got a sentence of 3.5 years.
“Please don’t take me from the society right now. I’m 34. I can go play in China for another six years, take care of my family,” he told the judge.
Not surprisingly, the judge didn’t budge.