Ex-NBA Player Ben Gordon Busted With Forged License Plate In Harlem

NY Daily News a promising future slipped further away from Ben Gordon after the basketball star was busted Sunday with a forged license plate in Harlem — the former NBA player’s third run-in with the law this year.

Cops stopped the 34-year-old shooting guard about 9 p.m. at 129th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. When they ran Gordon’s Florida license plate, they discovered it was forged.

The British-American athlete was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and given a desk appearance ticket.

It’s been a rocky year for Gordon, after won a championship for the University of Connecticut in 2004 and becoming the only player to have ever won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie.

In June, the hoops star was taken into custody by Los Angeles police for allegedly pulling several fire alarms in his building — where there was no fire. And in October, he was hospitalized for a psych eval in Mount Vernon, his hometown, after cops responded to a confrontation he had with a woman at his downtown business, according to lohud.com.

About eight police officers responded to the downtown business, which is a sports rehabilitation center. The woman told cops she had an argument with Gordon and he flipped out. The cops had reported that they saw Gordon in the bathroom with a box cutter in hand, but the sharp object was never found. Gordon was not charged in that incident.

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Gordon has most recently played for the Texas Legends, an NBA minor league affiliate. During his 11-year career in the NBA, he played for Chicago, Detroit and Orlando.

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