Former NBA player Latrell Sprewell was arrested on New Year’s Eve on disorderly conduct charges in Milwaukee after he allegedly blasted music too loud.
Sprewell, 42, notorious for choking coach P.J. Carlesimo while on the Golden State Warriors in 1997, had two noise complaints lodged against him by neighbors within one hour on New Year’s Eve, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Officers arrested Spree at his home on East Pleasant Street, the paper reported Tuesday. They said neighbors were constantly complaining about his playing loud music of late, according to the Journal-Sentinel.
As the ball dropped in Times Square in New York City, where Spree once played for the Knicks, the ex-player was sitting in a Milwaukee jail cell, TMZ reported.
Sprewell was released from the jail well after midnight, according to the gossip website.
Spree’s legal woes come after years of financial problems. His home in River Falls, Wis., near Minneapolis, was foreclosed on in 2008, according to the Journal-Sentinel.
Federal agents also auctioned off the former NBA player’s $1.5 million yacht in 2007. Spree was dubbed one of Wisconsin’s “tax deadbeats” for failing to pay $3.5 million in income taxes, the paper reported.
And in 2011, Spree was listed as the “No. 1 delinquent taxpayer” in Wisconsin, according to Sports Illustrated.
Over his 13-year career, Sprewell played for the Warriors, Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. He was selected to the All-Star team four times. Spree split his collegiate career between Three Rivers Community College in Missouri and the University of Alabama.