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Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:37 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 9:33 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverjimmy-king-2

The long arm of the law isn't afraid to extend itself in a place of worship.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Jimmy King, former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan's famed Fab Five team, was arrested while at church for failure to thousands of dollars of child support.
King, who turned 38 on Tuesday, was arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court and charged with one count of failure to pay support, a felony carrying a maximum four-year prison term, according to John Sellek, state Attorney General spokesman. He said King owed $17,209 for one child, from 2008 to 2011.

Sellek said King was arrested without incident at 5 p.m. Tuesday at New St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit, after agents saw a flyer about a basketball camp that advertised King’s involvement. Sellek added that agents had tried to reach King about outstanding child support by phone and by leaving notes at his home for six weeks.

"When it comes to child support,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette, “no matter who you are, you have to play by the rules.”
King, a 6-foot-5 guard originally hailing from Texas, played two seasons in the NBA, appearing in 62 games for the Toronto Raptors in 1995-1996 and in two games for the Denver Nuggets in 1996-1997. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in his NBA career. He is perhaps better known as one of the less-heralded members of the Fab Five freshman recruiting class that also included NBA stars Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard. The quintet appeared in back-to-back NCAA Championship games in 1992 and 1993. 

Incidentally, Rose, now a television commentator, was also arrested this year on a drunk driving charge and sentenced to 20 days in jail. Both King and Rose appeared in a recent television documentary about the Fab 5 that sparked a controversy when they made controversial remarks about Duke University and Grant Hill earlier this year.

Basketball-Reference.com reports King's NBA career earnings at more than $600,000. He later played abroad and in the Continental Basketball Association.

Hat tip: Marcel Mutoni

Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:42 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

>>>You are also supposed to get a job in order to support yourself and learn what it takes to earn a living in this country. If colleges pay their athletes, it defeats the purpose of any of this because you are hurting the players’ integrity.

I have to dispute this. Student athletes have no time to take part time jobs. They practice several hours a day, every day of the week, do they not?

I say if a student athlete has a B average or higher, pay them a modest wage. If they have a C average, pay them a little less. If they had a D average or less, not only should they not get paid, but they should also not be in school.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:38 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

The fact that Jalen Rose had a drunk driving conviction earlier this year is also irrelevant to this story.

Why was *that* brought up?  What's with this "incidentally" crap?



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:28 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

what would jebus do?
He would ask Tim Tebow for advice.  Cool



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:27 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

@ goromogo -- The color if the skin is completely irrelevant in this story. The only reason to bring it up is to imply that it is a race issue. Like I said it gets really really old.
So is where he got arrested, lol.  Hope you didn't take my post as an attack though, it wasn't meant to be.




Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:19 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

what would jebus do?



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:51 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

@ goromogo -- The color if the skin is completely irrelevant in this story. The only reason to bring it up is to imply that it is a race issue. Like I said it gets really really old.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:28 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

@ -- If they were white kids would you say they cheated? I think you would say  yes that one. The color of thier skin is irrelevent. If you break the rules, you suffer the consequences. Having everything turned into a race issue is getting really old.
Honestly it seems like you're pulling the race card more than he was.  All he said was "young black kids", which they all were.  I'm a white guy by the way.


Anyhow, gotta love media sensationalism at it's finest!  Why did they feel the need to tell us where he was arrested?  Oh yeah, because it was in church and makes for a better headline.  I bet if the authorities had caught up with him in the parking lot of Wal-Mart it would have just said "Jimmy King arrested for unpaid support."  Sometimes this stuff gets pretty tiresome.  C'mon CBS....



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:13 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

These comments are so ridiculous it's almost not worth repling to; it's like trying to tell Donald Trump to get a haircut. But I just I'm a glunten for punishment. Do you understand how NCAA athletics works?

They are getting paid via a free education!

College athletes should not be paid is because colleges are paying enough money to build facilities, pay coaches, give scholarships, and pay athletic directors to make sure that they have the best chance of winning. This subsequently provides a stage for the athlete to get drafted.

What people forget about college athletes is that they are student athletes. They are students just like everyone else. In college, you are supposed to learn how to grow up and how to manage your life. You are also supposed to get a job in order to support yourself and learn what it takes to earn a living in this country. If colleges pay their athletes, it defeats the purpose of any of this because you are hurting the players’ integrity.




Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:43 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

@ -- If they were white kids would you say they cheated? I think you would say  yes that one. The color of thier skin is irrelevent. If you break the rules, you suffer the consequences. Having everything turned into a race issue is getting really old.





Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 7:14 am
 

Ex-NBA player Jimmy King arrested at church

Webber didn't cheat ! Whatever compensation he received while at Michigan was more than deserved ! The Fab Five reached two Final Fours ('93 and '94) and 2 NCAA Championship games ('93 and '94) so I'm sure UM made it's share of money off the sweat of these young Black kids at that time ! Michigan should pay King's legal fees ! Afterall they owe him and the others that much !

The school and coach made a mint off these guys when they were at Michigan ! 


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