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Ex-Phoenix Sun Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Phoenix Suns' Sebastian Telfair (31) shows his frustration with the game's progress during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The Pacers defeated the Suns 97-91 (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

NEW YORK (AP) Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been arrested on weapons and marijuana-related charges during a traffic stop in Brooklyn.

Police say the 32-year-old Telfair and another man were arrested early Sunday morning after police found firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, a ballistic vest and marijuana inside their vehicle.

It wasn’t clear if Telfair had a lawyer.

Telfair was a first-round draft pick in 2004. He started with the Portland Trail Blazers and spent time with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and other teams before ending his career in China in 2014. He played for the Suns from 2011 to 2013 and averaged 6.1 points and 2.4 assists as a reserve guard in 106 games.

Telfair and another friend were arrested in 2007 after a traffic stop when police found a loaded handgun in the vehicle. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to three years of probation.

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