The life of Sebastian Telfair has becoming a cautionary tale since his retirement from the NBA in 2015.
The former Phoenix Suns point guard is being sued by American Express for a reported $43,051.69 in unpaid credit card debt, according to TMZ.
Telfair, 33, has faced additional legal troubles since 2017.
He had a domestic violence charge in January after he was served a restraining order to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife and the couple’s two children, according to reports.
Also, the New York Times reported that Telfair was arrested on a gun possession charge in June 2017 in Brooklyn.
According to the report, police pulled over a truck driven by Telfair, who had an 18-year-old passenger, after the vehicle was illegally parked next to a median and drove off with its headlights on.
The officers discovered three loaded handguns, a semiautomatic rifle, bulletproof vest, and marijuana in Telfair’s vehicle, the report said.
Telfair and the 18-year-old passenger face six felony charges including criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful wearing of a body vest, the Times reported.
The charges carry up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Telfair was selected out of high school as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, and averaged 7.4 points and 3.5 assists per game. He played for the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Phoenix Suns in his career.
He was in Phoenix from 2011 to 2013.
He made an estimated $19.2 million during his 12-year NBA career, according to Spotrac.