There is nothing unusual about this story. It's your basic "former NBA player arrested for (offense)" tale. This time it's Isiah Rider, formerly J.R. Rider, who TMZ reports is behind bars for violating his parole.
Former NBA 1st round draft pick Isaiah "J.R." Rider was arrested in Arizona this week for violating his probation ... TMZ has learned.via Former NBA Star Isaiah Rider -- Arrested in Arizona | TMZ.com.
Rider -- who played in the NBA from 1993 to 2001 -- is currently behind bars in Maricopa County on a no-bail hold. It's unclear why police believe Rider violated his probation.
Rider's probation stems from a 2010 incident -- where he fled from police after they tried to pull him over for driving erratically. He pled guilty to unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.
While we hope Rider is able to get his life back on track, the real reason we're posting this is an excuse to embed this.