TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Former NBA star Shawn Kemp, who played for the Cavaliers from 1997 to 2000, was arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in Tacoma, Washington, and is scheduled to appear in court.
Online jail records show Kemp was booked on a felony charge of drive-by shooting shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Darren Moss said Kemp, 53, was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
Kemp was a six-time NBA all-star and played for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1989 to 1997. He also played for Portland and Orlando.
Kemp debuted in the NBA during the 1989-90 season as a 20-year-old who had never played college basketball. He became known for his high-flying, athletic dunks.
Kemp owns two cannabis stores in Seattle.
This Associated Press story was altered by News 5 to include Kemp's history with the Cavaliers.