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Former #2 NBA Draft Pick Arrested While Carrying Gun

2/22/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Stromile Swift -- the #2 pick in the 2000 NBA Draft -- was arrested in Shreveport, LA earlier this month after arriving to a woman's home with a gun in his pocket ... only to find Shreveport PD waiting for him.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the drama began on February 12 when cops responded to a vandalism complaint from a woman named Chaquinita Pouncy ... who also told police she'd been receiving threatening text messages from Swift. 

While cops were conducting their investigation at Pouncy's home -- Swift happened to drive up ... and emerged from his car with a handgun in his pocket.

We're told Swift was "compliant" with officers and was eventually arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and improper telephone communications -- both misdemeanors.

The 31-year-old -- who reportedly signed a $22 million contract with the Houston Rockets in 2005 -- was taken to a nearby station ... where he was booked and released after posting $778 bail.

Swift starred at LSU and was drafted second overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 2000. But he never lived up to the hype and now plays for the Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.


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1283 days ago
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Cartman    

What a loser.

1283 days ago
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george clooney    

Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. Real good stud. #2 draft choice and you are sitting in a jail cell. What is wrong with you black people? You do not see white #2 basketball players in jail....and do not be spouting off BEN....because I can list 426 black guys in sports who have wasted their talent.

1283 days ago
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mija    

Chinese have a basketball association? Wow, he's not doing good.

1283 days ago
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ray    

That may be true mr george clooney I dont see any white #2 basketball players in jail because there are no white #2 players in the nba. But I do see a whole lot of white drug addicted entertainers in and out of jail. lindsey lohan, charlie sheen, paris hilton, brittney spears, kate moss, kirt cobain, courtney love, robert downey jr., amy winehouse, heck the whole cast of celebrity rehab season after season.....not to mention all those white pediphiles on "to catch a predator" on dateline nbc.

1283 days ago
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SLH    

ugly prick

1283 days ago
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Jessica    

He was going to hurt that girl!

1283 days ago
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Dave    

Chaquinita

???????

REALLY?????

1283 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

well he can always rule the b-ball court in jail..

1283 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

NO! WHAT? Shocked, just shocked!

To think an NBA thug would carry a gun? Impossible! They are such role models. Do you think the police planted the gun on him like they planted the blood evidence on O.K.?

1283 days ago
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truth    

oj rules

1283 days ago
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kl    

what is wrong with these BLACK fools? SMMFH.

1283 days ago
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dd    

What the hell kind of name is Chaquinita?

1283 days ago
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dd    

#6 I guess they don't watch Nancy Grace with all the wife murderers and child rapist and murderers please people White MEN KILL TOO!

1283 days ago
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ImJustSaying..    

Shame on TMZ again for letting ignorant racist comments fill the space. Or is this a reflection of those who are supposed to filter and review posts?

1283 days ago
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