January 27, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - Isaiah Rider apparently is in trouble with the law again.
According to a report on the San Francisco Chronicle's website, the former NBA player was arrested early Thursday morning for allegedly kidnapping a female acquaintance in Marin, California.
The 34-year-old Rider was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Marin County Superior Court on charges of kidnapping and battery. He also faces an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest and is being held on $2 million bail.
Sgt. Bruce Baker of the Marin County Sheriff's office said Rider allegedly had an argument with the female before driving off with her in his Mercedes against her will at around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The woman started screaming, which attracted the police.
Rider played with five teams during an NBA career that spanned from 1993-2001. His greatest moment on the court came in his rookie season of 1993-94, when he won the Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend.
However, Rider's career constantly was marred by incidents away from the court.
In 1994, he was convicted of assault for kicking a female bar manager in Minneapolis and later was jailed four days for violating his probation.
Most recently, Rider was arrested in November on an outstanding warrant from Marin County, where he was charged with misdemeanor battery against a girlfriend in 2004. His attorney ultimately withdrew from the case, claiming that Rider was not cooperating or paying him.
The fifth overall pick in the 1993 draft by Minnesota, Rider went on to play three seasons for the Timberwolves before being traded to the Portland.
After three tumultuous seasons with the Trail Blazers, Rider concluded his career with stints with Atlanta, the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver before retiring in 2001.
In 563 career games, the 6-5 Rider averaged 16.7 points and 2.7 assists. He was Portland's leading scorer in 1998-99, when he averaged 19.7 points.
Updated on Friday, Jan 27, 2006 4:50 am EST