In one of the strangest suspensions in recent League history, the NBA has informed Sebastian Telfair that he’s ineligible to play in the first three games of the new season.
It’s for an incident that took place in April 2007, but Telfair wasn’t officially sentenced (three years’ probation for misdemeanor possession of a loaded handgun, speeding and driving without a license) until very recently, hence the late suspension.
Bassy’s boss, however, isn’t too worried about it. From the Star Tribune:
“I’ve talked to Sebastian about the incident,” said Kevin McHale. “This is something that happened in the past, and he is looking forward to putting this behind him. Since he has been a member of the Timberwolves, Sebastian has been a great teammate and has been actively involved in the community. I couldn’t be more proud of Sebastian’s continued improvement as a basketball player and as a young man.”
Folks, tune in next week, when someone gets a 1-game suspension for having jaywalked sometime in middle school.