January 27, 2006

Former NBA Star Rider Arrested On Kidnapping Charges: Troubled former NBA player Isaiah Rider was arrested by Marin County sheriff's deputies on charges of kidnapping a female acquaintance, authorities said. Troubled? The guy is a career criminal with a jump shot.

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 11:21 AM - 13 comments

I know him, I am not surprised, and neither should anyone else be at this stage.

posted by DA ASSX3N at 11:31 AM on January 27

Prediction: He breaks out the 'East Bay Funk Dunk' during the trial to sway the jury.... And it works.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:41 AM on January 27

And it all started back with his UNLV days.

posted by pepitothechihuahua at 12:10 PM on January 27

Incredible. A guy with all that talent just wasted. I guess he was a one hit wonder.

posted by smb871 at 12:33 PM on January 27

unlv players are known for athletic abilities. when brains were handed out they thought it was pains and hid behind the door.look at the graduation rate of unlv players

posted by artyc at 12:36 PM on January 27

What a waste.

posted by daddisamm at 12:52 PM on January 27

"He spent two days in jail for failing to perform court-ordered community service for a 1994 assault charge -- kicking a woman in the back after a disagreement at an autograph signing." That was in the "welcome to Minnesota" days if I'm not mistaken. Seriously though, what a complete fuck up. It seems like he was a guy where he could still play but the league (its individual teams really) just kind of deemed him, and rightly so, as not being worth the trouble. So, that is how bad you have to be off court for the NBA to give up on you. Not that I ever thought he played much defense either.

posted by chris2sy at 01:03 PM on January 27

I am really thinking the NBA should maybe drug test it's players. If not, AT LEAST make them accountable for the stupid crap they do. These idiots complain about a dress code? Maybe a code of ethics ought to be applied.

posted by Wrigley South at 01:11 PM on January 27

one hit wonder Or one-hitter wonder.

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on January 27

Does NBA stand for Never Being Accountable

posted by soxrpop at 01:56 PM on January 27

Very Sad.

posted by wdminott at 02:14 PM on January 27

Can't believe he averaged that many points per game. Had he been stable, he could have been great.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 08:18 PM on January 27

I knew that it was just a matter of time before he got into deep trouble when I saw him credited as a producer on a rap CD. No, I am NOT making that up.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 08:56 PM on January 27

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