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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:22 pm    Post subject: Shawn Kemp Allegedly Involved With Shooting

According to the Pierce (Wash.) Corrections Inmate listings, six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp -- a legendary member of the Seattle Sonics -- has been booked in an alleged drive-by shooting.

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1633653623543459840?s=46&t=6-sxM4NpvzeWdNMn3aVCqg


Shawn WTH are you doing?!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:27 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:31 pm    Post subject:

A 50+ year old man involved in a drive-by??? Seriously??!!!

You know what?? I'm done for the day. Shutting this puppy down and taking my closing in on 50 azz right on home.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:57 pm    Post subject:

hoopschick29 wrote:
A 50+ year old man involved in a drive-by??? Seriously??!!!

You know what?? I'm done for the day. Shutting this puppy down and taking my closing in on 50 azz right on home.


RIGHT. That's exactly the reaction I had. I'm 53 I was like dude don't wait till your 50s to get wrapped up on a jail bid. What on earth?!?!?! this is the time that we should be starting to chill off the fruits of our labor. Come on man…
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2023 8:35 pm    Post subject:

hoopschick29 wrote:
A 50+ year old man involved in a drive-by??? Seriously??!!!

You know what?? I'm done for the day. Shutting this puppy down and taking my closing in on 50 azz right on home.


Yeah, even gangsta rappers from the 90's are doing family movies and sitcoms, while Shawn Kemp is still living like a gangsta.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2023 4:32 pm    Post subject:

Attorney Scott Boatman statement on his client Shawn Kemp:

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1633947696649101313?s=46&t=6-sxM4NpvzeWdNMn3aVCqg


I kid you not, the statement is typed out in the Apple notes app.

But basically it's saying that his car was broken into and property was stolen including an iPhone. He traced the iPhone to this car when he approached the car they started shooting at him so he returned fire.

🧐🤨. I-on know about that one...
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2023/03/09/shawn-kemp-former-supersonics-star-released-jail/11437881002/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot

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Ex-Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp released from jail; attorney said he acted in self-defense

Former Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp was released from jail on Thursday afternoon, according to Pierce County records. No charges were filed against him after he was arrested a day before for a possible connection to a shooting.

The six-time All-Star was booked into Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday with a felony charge.

His attorney, Scott Boatman, released a statement on Thursday, per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Boatman said that Kemp's car had been broken into and several items were stolen, including his iPhone. He tracked the phone to an occupied car in the mall parking lot and when he approached, the "individuals inside the vehicle shot at Mr. Kemp, who then returned fire in self-defense."

Boatman said that Kemp's "actions were reasonable and legally justified."

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According to KIRO 7, a gun was recovered from the scene of the shooting near the Tacoma Mall and no injuries were reported.

Kemp, 53, played in the NBA for 14 seasons after being drafted by the SuperSonics out of Trinity Valley Community College in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft. He spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers before spending his final season with the Orlando Magic.


Drug problems followed Kemp through his career and beyond. He went to rehab for cocaine use in 2001. In 2005, two years removed from the league, he was arrested in Seattle for drug possession when he was found with a semiautomatic pistol and what appeared to be cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop. A year later, he was arrested in Houston for possession of marijuana.

The state of Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and the Elkhart, Indiana, native has become an entrepreneur. He opened his second cannabis shop in Seattle in February.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2023 12:50 pm    Post subject:

always thought of him as more of a dunker
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:55 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
always thought of him as more of a dunker


If the person in a car that he shot at was Bonnie Lee Bakely, it would’ve been justified.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2023 7:12 am    Post subject:

Former Sonics star Shawn Kemp has been charged with assault in first degree stemming from March incident when Kemp allegedly fired a handgun in parking lot of a Tacoma shopping mall. His lawyer Scott Boatman tells ESPN that Kemp will enter plea of not guilty in upcoming arraignment.

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1647006323110825988?s=46&t=6-sxM4NpvzeWdNMn3aVCqg


Kemp says the incident was precipitated with him trying to recover alleged stolen property and that he was acting in self-defense.

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1647006391150997504?s=46&t=6-sxM4NpvzeWdNMn3aVCqg
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2023 8:19 am    Post subject:

If he goes to prison he'll be somebody's trophy.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2023 2:33 pm    Post subject:

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2023/05/04/former-nba-all-star-shawn-kemp-pleads-not-guilty-to-shooting-charge/

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Former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp pleads not guilty to shooting charge


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Former NBA star Shawn Kemp pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge after prosecutors accused him of shooting at a man while attempting to retrieve a stolen cell phone.

Kemp was released without bail following the arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court in Washington state.

He was arrested after the shooting in a parking lot outside the Tacoma Mall on March 8 and released the following day pending further investigation. No one was injured, and Kemp’s lawyers insisted he returned fire in self defense after tracking and trying to retrieve a cellphone that had been stolen from him earlier that day.

However, a probable cause statement by Tacoma police, filed along with first-degree assault charges last month, did not indicate Kemp was shot at. It said some of his statements were not corroborated by surveillance video, and that just 13 minutes before he arrived at the mall, he sent a text message saying, “I’m about to shoot this (expletive).”

The document said Kemp told police that after being shot at he went back to his own vehicle, parked several spots away, to get his own gun. But the video showed that he was armed with the weapon when he approached the parked Toyota 4Runner where he had tracked his phone.

The statement said he fired three times into the Toyota and then threw his gun into some bushes. The driver of the 4Runner appeared to duck one of the shots and eventually drove off, it said. Only about five minutes elapsed from the time Kemp arrived until the time the 4Runner left.


Kemp, who has two licensed cannabis stores in Seattle, was a six-time NBA all-star and played for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1989 to 1997. He also played for Cleveland, Portland and Orlando.

Kemp debuted in the NBA during the 1989-90 season as a 20-year-old who had never played college basketball. He became known for his high-flying dunks.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2023 3:39 am    Post subject:

I don't see how this surprises anyone, actually it took him this long to do something stupid and get caught.
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