Former Chicago Bull, Detroit Piston, Charlotte Bobcat, and Orlando Magic player Ben Gordon was arrested Thursday morning in his apartment complex in Los Angeles for allegedly pulling many fire alarms. Gordon was arrested at 7:10 A.M. by the LAPD. Gordon’s final bail was set at 5,ooo dollars.
“We’re told 34-year-old Gordon — who played for the Bulls, Pistons and Bobcats — was apparently locked out of his apartment and went into meltdown mode … pulling fire alarms inside the building.
LAPD and L.A. City Fire responded — but there was no fire. Instead, they found Gordon and arrested him for falsely activating a fire alarm, a misdemeanor.
Former NBA player Ben Gordon was arrested in LA on Thursday morning for pulling multiple fire alarms at his apartment building. pic.twitter.com/Wxyu520nAs
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 2, 2017
He’s been taken into custody.” Via (Total Pro Sports)
The 34-year-old last played for the Magic in 2014-15 where he averaged 6.2 points, shot 43.7-percent from the field, and 36.1-percent from behind the arc. He has gotten back on the court in the D-Leauge with the Texas Legends early this season in an attempt to make it back into the league.
He spent his prime with the Bulls where he played five seasons, averaging 21.4 points, 3.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and shot 41.3-percent from three. In his rookie year in Chicago he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
He is one of the 10 players in the NBA to be born in the United Kingdom. He spent his college career at the University of Connecticut and was drafted 3rd overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.
The shooting guard might have to take his talents overseas if he wants to continue to play the game he loves.