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    Chris Gatling: Former NBA All-Star accused of squatting in home


    PHOENIX - A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges after a police report said he squatted in a Paradise Valley, home and then tried to list the place for rent on Craigslist.
    Chris Gatling is accused of breaking into a key box and living in the home from July 2010 to August 2011. A police report says the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on.
    He later listed the four-bedroom house for rent for $800 and called it an "Ex-NBA" home online.
    Court records say Gatling got a down payment from one potential renter, but another got suspicious and contacted police.


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    A former NBA All-Star is facing several criminal charges
    He was an All-Star?
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    http://andthefoul.net/archives/3781

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    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    Mr. Gatling has been working hard!

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    Sounds like a bad guy.

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    I can't believe I used to like this guy. He's a real dirtbag.

    AZ Female Aug 9, 2011
    Chris moved to Phoenix to work in a strip club, Amazons, (Cheetah's) until he failed as a promoter and bartender. He got into the loan modification business hustling people for thousands of dollars, until the laws stopped him in July 2010. He broke contact with his former business partner, Duane Delbeke, placing most debt and responsibility on him. National Standard Financial was bankrupt. He coached for Phoenix Community College which paved his way, to CBA, College Bound Allstars. There he ripped off parents, collecting fees for tournaments to travel. Most recent was the FAB 48, to be held in Las Vegas, July 2011, Chris kept the $3000plus and fled, stating he had a speaking engagement in Mexico, related to basketball. While Chris was spotted in Arizona, drinking and hanging out as usual, high from his daily pot smoking. Chris was not able to obtain a US Passport, since US Officials would not legally issue Chris Gatling a valid passport. He reportedly owes, triple figures in back child support, in the state of California. He is not in jail, yet because he is usually on the move, doesn't own a car. He Usually, has another female driving him around.. Chris resided in Paradise Valley, AZ July 2010-July 2011, where he failed to pay the owners for his stay. He attempted to rent to various people over Craigslist, claiming to own it. He successfully obtained $800 in cash for an Aug. 1 move in date, and $1600 in a cashiers check for an Aug 3 move in date. No parties were able to move in, legally, since the place was not his. Chris was long gone, and said to be headed to Miami. He approached CBA parents and Coaches prior, asking them to sublet the PV house. It even included a car. One that he obtained over the 4th of July holiday, on his excursion to Virginia. A Ford Focus was it? His plan was to escape Phoenix, with Virginia plates, a car given to him by a friend/relative. Guess he realized that it might catch up with him so he tried to ditch the car for cash. If Chris is out enjoying a life, from money he stole from parents and kids, who believed in his talks on basketball, "Commitment and Loyality" and renters, who thought they had a place to live. He is charming, acts humbled but is very dangerous. His scams will come as soon as this money runs out, again. He will repeat the same pattern, as soon as he is back to desperation. Chris will not operate any business or have a bank account, in his name. Or drive a car, legally in his name. He gets away with illegal activity temporarily, that the law has too many processes, to catch him in a timely manner. Justice will eventually be served. The system doesn't work fast, but it does work and we all have faith, otherwise, Karma!
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    Don't remember the name at all.
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    Maybe he took a hit to the plate in his head.

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    Former NBA All-Star Gatling pleads guilty to theft charges in house squatting situation

    Chris Gatling, who had an 11-year NBA career and was an All-Star in 1997, has plead guilty to charges of fraud and theft in relation to a house squatting situation in Arizona.

    The Associated Press has the details.

    Chris Gatling entered the guilty pleas to one count of theft and one count of forgery on Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court….

    Gatling was accused of breaking in the key box at the home and living there for about a year. Police say the homeowners lived in California but had left the power on at the Arizona home.

    In previous reports Gatling got caught when he had pretended to rent the home out, getting a down payment from one potential renter, but another called the police.

    Gatling was the No. 16 pick by Golden State in 1991 and over the course of his career earned $29.4 million in NBA salary, plus he played a couple seasons overseas. He played for the Warriors, Heat, Mavericks, Nets, Bucks, Magic, Nuggets and Cavaliers.

    He was known for his energy. He was the only NBA player I can think of with a steel plate in his head, needed after a fall left him in a blood clot in his head that required surgery.

    Gatling will be sentenced Oct. 4.

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    HOLY S***!

    What a scumbag! He's actually way worse than Shawne Williams I think.

    You know lots of people start off in hard times and climb their way out, but a lot of them don't start effing everyone over at that point. This isn't background, this is just the person he is. Of course he's broke. Hearing how he approaches life the bankrupt outcome seems all to obvious.

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    what a douche

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    I'm so sick of hearing stories like this. This guy played for like a thousand years so he clearly made $millions$ during the course of his career... I'm guessing that's all gone or else he wouldn't be doing this kind of crap.

    There should be a rule in the NBA that before you sign a contract you have to pass a series of tests to prove that you're not a complete imbecile. If you fail those tests, you shouldn't be allowed to have all of the $$$ paid by the contract at once... instead it should be paid out in set amounts throughout the course of your life so that you can't blow it all before you're 40.

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