TMZ Sports reported Gordon went into “meltdown mode” after apparently getting locked out of his apartment. Members of the L.A. Police and City Fire Departments responded to the call, and officers arrested him on a misdemeanor charge after no fire was discovered.
A.J. Perez of USA Today reported on the arrest as well and noted Gordon “was taken into custody by Los Angeles police at 7:10 a.m. local time and he remained in jail with his bail set at $5,000 as of Thursday afternoon.”
The 34-year-old UConn product last played in the NBA with the Orlando Magic during the 2014-15 campaign. He signed with the Golden State Warriors the following offseason but failed to make the Dubs’ final roster, getting waived during the preseason.
In all, Gordon averaged 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 40.1 percent from three-point range across 744 NBA appearances with the Magic, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats. He was named Sixth Man of the Year with the Bulls for the 2004-05 season.
He joined the Legends of the NBA Development League in January. He put up 15.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 boards per game in 25 contests.
In February, Gordon told Bleacher Report’s Yaron Weitzman he was surprised when no NBA teams called about potentially signing him, so he took the D-League route.
“Being able to still do something at a high level and not being contracted to do it, it’s weird and doesn’t make sense,” he said. “Yeah, I’m 33—but I’ve noticed people are selective with how they talk about people’s age. The view that I’m old, that don’t make sense.”
Gordon confirmed to B/R he wants one more shot at the sport’s highest level, but noted, “I’m going to have fun playing wherever I play, whether it’s the NBA or the D-League.”
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