Former NBA point guard sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Telfair was arrested in NY in 2017 after being seen driving with no headlights at around 3 a.m. Firearms and marijuana were recovered by police from Telfair's vehicle during a traffic stop.

Sebastian Telfair is shown in 2014 with the Oklahoma City Thunder, his final National Basketball Association stop.

Ex-NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Monday Aug. 12, stemming from a gun possession charge. Telfair appeared in front of a jury on Monday, pleading the judge, "Please don't take me from society right now".

On Monday, he complained in court that he was being penalized too harshly for a "victimless crime". "I am 34. I can go play in China for six years and take care of my family". However, they were legally licensed in Florida-where he lived-and not in NY, where they were discovered. I got an American Express, ' he added.

Telfair said he had a Florida concealed carry license for the weapons, but he did not have a license to carry the guns in ny. He claimed to have told movers to put some stuff in his truck and other belongings in a moving truck.

In 2004, Telfair was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and over the next two years his experiences inspired a book and a documentary. He was facing a potential sentence of 15 years behind bars, according to TMZ. When pulled over, police say they saw a lit marijuana cigarette in the center console.

The NYPD insists they carried out an internal investigation into the matter. The guard spent one season in Boston, averaging 6.1 points and 2.8 assists in 78 games.