NY Daily News a promising future slipped further away from Ben Gordon after the basketball star was busted Sunday with a forged license plate in Harlem — the former NBA player’s third run-in with the law this year.
Cops stopped the 34-year-old shooting guard about 9 p.m. at 129th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. When they ran Gordon’s Florida license plate, they discovered it was forged.
The British-American athlete was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and given a desk appearance ticket.
It’s been a rocky year for Gordon, after won a championship for the University of Connecticut in 2004 and becoming the only player to have ever won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie.
In June, the hoops star was taken into custody by Los Angeles police for allegedly pulling several fire alarms in his building — where there was no fire. And in October, he was hospitalized for a psych eval in Mount Vernon, his hometown, after cops responded to a confrontation he had with a woman at his downtown business, according to lohud.com.
About eight police officers responded to the downtown business, which is a sports rehabilitation center. The woman told cops she had an argument with Gordon and he flipped out. The cops had reported that they saw Gordon in the bathroom with a box cutter in hand, but the sharp object was never found. Gordon was not charged in that incident.
Gordon has most recently played for the Texas Legends, an NBA minor league affiliate. During his 11-year career in the NBA, he played for Chicago, Detroit and Orlando.