Ex-NBA Star Chris Gatling Pleads Guilty to Theft and Forgery
Former NBA Star Chris Gatling was arrested in April for squatting in a mansion for 13 months then trying to rent it on Craigslist.
Last week, he pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of forgery for occupying the home Paradise Valley, Arizona. The second count stems from forging personal checks from his former girlfriend and routing them through a traveling youth basketball league he managed and operated.
Gatling was the 16th pick of the 1991 draft by the Golden State Warriors. He was involved in the trade that sent Tim Hardaway to the Miami Heat and also played for the Mavericks, Nets, Bucks, Magic, Nuggets and Cavs. He ended his NBA career back in Miami and spent two seasons playing in Europe.
He was a career 10 and 5 guy, but did make one All Star team. He is probably best known for his trademark headband and a series of scars on his head that he got after a serious head trauma when he was a teenager.