Ex-Mav Samuel Dalembert Charged With Battery
Former Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert, was charged with battery after a family incident in Florida.
The last time Mavericks fans saw Dalembert was last year when Dallas signed Dalembert to a veteran minimum contract where he came into training camp to compete for backup front court minutes. After an impressive camp by undrafted big man Salah Mejri, Dalembert found himself not making the final 15 roster.
Now Dalembert has bigger problems.
According to an AP report, Dalembert has been charged with battery after striking his girlfriend and her cousin.
"BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA player Samuel Dalembert is facing battery charges after authorities say he hit his girlfriend and her cousin.A Boca Raton police report says police responded to Dalembert’s home Sunday evening after a 911 hang-up. The woman and her cousin initially told officers nothing was wrong but eventually said the 7-foot, 270-pound Dalembert became upset after finding out that his girlfriend was leaving for Orlando with their two children.The cousin told police Dalembert pushed the girlfriend down and then choked the cousin when he tried to intervene. Dalembert was arrested on two counts of battery and released from jail."
In Dallas, Dalembert is known for his one season where he helped the Mavs challenge San Antonio in the first round of the 2014 playoffs where they took the eventual champions to seven games. He then went on to play 32 games in New York in what would be his last games in the league.
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Dalembert played 13 seasons in the NBA with eight of them in Philadelphia.