Former NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell, famously known for turning down a $30 million contract because he had a family to feed (and that wasn’t enough) is back in the news. But this time, the 42-year-old retired baller isn’t in the spotlight for negotiation his way out of the NBA but for getting arrested at his Milwaukee home on New Year’s Eve for excessive noise pollution.
Seems like Spree was trying to ring in the New Year by blasting his music too loud, and his neighbors weren’t too pleased about it. According to TMZ, Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct after his neighbors complained multiple times about his music. This hasn’t been the first time that neighbors have had issues with Sprewell’s tunes, as the police received complaints about him prior to the New Year’s Eve incident. Sprewell was booked at 9:16pm, and then released sometime after midnight. Just in time to miss the ball drop.
Despite a well regarded NBA career, Sprewell is most famous for while he was a player for the Golden State Warriors. choking out head coach P.J. Carlesimo in 1997. Carlesimo is currently the interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The team is partially owned by Jay-Z, who rapped, “On the two jewels, I blew more money than Latrell,” on his 1998 song with Memphis Bleek, “It’s Alright.”
You can see Sprewell’s mugshot on the next page.