Sebastian Telfair Sentenced To Multiple Years In Prison In Gun Case

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Former NBA lottery pick and point guard Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for possession of a loaded gun.

Telfair, 34, and 18-year-old Jami Thomas were arrested in Brooklyn in June 2017 on gun possession-related charges when officers allegedly found four loaded weapons - one of them a semiautomatic rifle - ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest.

The New York Post reported that Telfair had an emotional outburst in court after the sentence was announced.

"This defendant exercised his right to a jury trial and was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm", Gonzalez said in a statement. I'm waiting for my daughter right now to get her period. She hasn't even gotten her period yet'.

'Put a gun in his hand and fight for us n-- ... I got an American Express, " Telfair said at Monday's hearing.

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He said that he didn't know the guns were in the vehicle because he was going through a divorce at the time and paid movers to put some of his belongings in his truck and transport them up from Florida to NY for him, before he arrived back.

The cousin of former National Basketball Association standout Stephon Marbury, Telfair was a prep star at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn.

Telfair said he did not know the guns were in his vehicle as he was in the process of moving to NY while he was going through a divorce.

According to TMZ, Telfair could have faced up to 15 years in prison in the most recent case, but was given the minimum sentence of three years. He spent time with the Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers, Cavaliers, Suns and Raptors.

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