Telfair, a former first-round draft pick who played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association, was arrested in January 2017 and convicted in April 2019 of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Former Portland Trailblazer player Sebastian Telfair will have a few years to think about what he did after he received a 3-year sentence for driving around Brooklyn with a loaded gun.More news: Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl - victims' aid group
The New York Post reported that Telfair had an emotional outburst in court after the sentence was announced.
"I kind of ruined my career with that", Telfair said then. "I'm 34. I can go play in China for another six years, take care of my family". She hasn't even gotten her period yet'. I go to the gun store. Telfair and his nephew were parked illegally on a median and reportedly drove away with headlights off when officers approached the vehicle. The arresting officer stated in his testimony that "the smell of marijuana was present, as was a lit marijuana cigarette in the car's console".More news: Alisson out 'the next few weeks' with calf injury
Telfair was one of the most highly touted high school recruits in the nation, but he forewent his college eligibility to declare for the 2004 NBA Draft.
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. As an undersized point guard in the pros, he stuck around for 10 years but struggled to make a major impact, averaging 7.4 points, 3.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds.More news: Air Canada Boosts Transat Bid By C$200 Million
Telfair was traded to the Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2006.