Report: Former NBA Center Samuel Dalembert Arrested in Florida

by September 13, 2016

Samuel Dalembert, who played 13 seasons in the NBA, is currently facing battery charges in Boca Raton, Florida. Authorities claim Dalembert hit his girlfriend and her cousin after discovering she was leaving for Orlando with their two children.

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A Boca Raton police report says police responded to Dalembert’s home Sunday evening after a 911 hang-up. The woman and her cousin initially told officers nothing was wrong but eventually said the 7-foot, 270-pound Dalembert became upset after finding out that his girlfriend was leaving for Orlando with their two children.


The cousin told police Dalembert pushed the girlfriend down and then choked the cousin when he tried to intervene. Dalembert was arrested on two counts of battery and released from jail.


Dalembert played with the 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks during a 13-year NBA career.