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Former NBA player, Fab Five member Jimmy King arrested

Aug 11, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT


Jimmy King was on top of the world at one point, a member of Michigan’s Fab Five (not as famed as Chris Webber or Jalen Rose, but part of the group). He spent two seasons in the NBA (in Toronto and Denver) plus played overseas for a few years.

Now, he’s been arrested. While running a basketball camp for youth at a church. For allegedly not paying child support.

That’s all kind of ugly and bad. The Detroit Free Press has the story.

King, who turned 38 on Tuesday, was arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court and charged with one count of failure to pay support, a felony carrying a maximum four-year prison term, according to John Sellek, state Attorney General spokesman. He said King owed $17,209 for one child, from 2008 to 2011.

Sellek said King was arrested without incident at 5 p.m. Tuesday at New St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit, after agents saw a flyer about a basketball camp that advertised King’s involvement. Sellek added that agents had tried to reach King about outstanding child support by phone and by leaving notes at his home for six weeks.

These things just make us sad.

  1. cakemixa - Aug 11, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Classy dudes.

  2. goforthanddie - Aug 11, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Watch him blame Duke.

  3. rayrsatx - Aug 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    What’s really surprising is how little he pays in child support. Did he squander all the money he made in the NBA? I know friends who don’t even make $50,000 a year & pay more in child support!

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 12, 2011 at 3:20 AM

      Squander all the money he made in the NBA? Dude, he played only two years over a decade and a half or so ago, and most likely on minimum salary. He was making a little over doctors salary. And I don’t even recall him playing for Denver. Probably on a 10 day contract? Just cause you play in the NBA for a couple seasons doesn’t make you set for life.

    • cinnalocks - Jan 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM

      rayrsatx, how do you know how much money he made or did not make in the NBA. Did you read it was two years, some years back? Amazing how those who know so little about particular situations are so willing to speak up and show their ignorance. Your friends who make less, showed some poor judgement got a bad attorney but what would we expect from YOUR friends.

  4. asublimeday - Aug 11, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    A member of the fab five did something illegal?!

  5. ricofoy - Aug 11, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Making “us” sad? Are you referring to your multiple personalities or did you have help writing this post?

  6. floriosbigtoe - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Typical Michigan POS.

  7. youngyankee - Aug 12, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    he deserves a timeout….oh wait, do we have 1 left?

  8. thetooloftools - Aug 24, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    how did that night of lust work out?
    hope she was worth it because you obviously don’t think the child was you freakin’ deadbeat.
    your part of the problem.
    stay away from church kids you freak.

  9. conjecture101 - Oct 16, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    you think you know, but you really don’t know.

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