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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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Atillathegun    

These guys never learn. One morning I was going to work and ran into a guy in the street next to his girl's apartment arguing with her. He said to me "She called the police on me" and I replied, "then why are you still here". I told him that he should get going because they will lock him up if they show up and he's here. You see, every time he tried to walk away she would say something to him to make him come back and the fool was busy trying to reason with her when she wanted him locked up to teach him a lesson.
I could never understand the attachment some guys have with these women that make them want to get caught up in these emotional messes that divert into other things and eventually ruin their lives. For him to show up with a gun indicates that she drew him there and the police may have been too happy to instruct her on how to do it.
It is only now that this fool seems to have learned his lesson. He's standing tall before the man, his career is down the drain and he's more angry with himself because he should have known better. If she didn't want you because you couldn't make pro then walk away junior! All women have what she has. The cat and the sentiments, just find one who is willing to give them to you because she wants to and not just because you can give her minks, million dollar houses and a lifestyle she thinks she deserves.

1285 days ago
17.

en Todo Momento!!    

geeze, tmz, ya'll need to change your name to tm-dramaqueenem-z. i'm sure he was just there to shoot some hoops.

1285 days ago
18.

Lets Be Honest    

Chaquinita.................now thats funny.

1285 days ago
19.

smashley    

SHOCKER! not only are they dumb enough to not be able to grasp the concept of dribbling, they are also too dumb to know not to get out of a car in front of a cop with a gun in your pocket.... NBA - nothing but arrests???

1285 days ago
20.

Pio    

you racists and your standard unimaginative attempts at insults. i would really like to know what it is that you all are afraid of. we know it is fear that drives your weak minds to racist comments. please be lil more creative or just STFU!

1285 days ago
21.

Anya Jackson    

Please read.. LOL

1285 days ago
22.

Atillathegun    

These racist comments are not unexpected. You see, quite a few of these opinionated guys and gals are just bitter because a negro is often able to hold down a million dollar or more salary. It bites them not only because they are envious and jealous but also because they have been fed the bile in the bible that white folks are superior to blacks. They seem to have forgotten most conveniently that we have the history of white folks before us and they're nothing special because they stand on the shoulders of the Asiatics, Indo europeans and Arabs like everyone else.
They like to think that blacks are sensitive to insulting words like Ni66er and monkey and those other creative terms that they can come up with because every time one of them utters the word or words, there is a rush of folks to condemn him or her but they are mistaken, Sharpton and his ilk are nothing more than rabbits. Their job is to counter the haters we have here and in other places.Black folks go on living their lives whilst the creative guys and gals we "see"here on these posts spit out the hate and ugliness that is killing them every time a black face or story is presented to them. Hate on clowns, the ni66er is still going to get the million dollar offers and all you get to do is insult and laugh if they happen to fall down or get caught up. Apart from that, the monkey may be the animal of the black race, but the monkey is an intelligent animal however, if we contrast that with the pig, which is the animal of the white race, then things become more interesting.
The Germans farmed pigs on the banks of the Danube just like their counterparts the English did on the banks of the Thames when the Celts( a more decent white race) and others were governing empires in the known world so there's nothing special about you clowns and the fact that a colored man was elected President of these United States instead of one of you pigs goes to show how far "you" have fallen. Not because of your ability but because of your inability to get away from the racist biblical nonsense and improve yourselves. Do you know why you can't do it? it's because racism is insidious. You start out hating one thing and it seeps into everything else and before you know it, you hate yourself which would explain all the plastic surgery etc,etc. It's also something that cannot be done away with in several generations because of its force so you are driven to destroy yourself psychically and emotionally.
As for OJ, he's one of you! there's nothing black about him and he will tell you that to your faces to the amusement of black folks the world over so don't try to put him on black people.
This black boy might have showed up with a gun but equate that to a white or should I say pink fellow, who would show up with a gun and shoot everybody because he can't handle the hate in his head or because he was touched inappropriately as a young child and we all get the picture.
Now let's see a show of hand of you pink boys and girls whom have ever gotten an offer of 22 million ever in your life for anything!!! anyone!!!anyone!!! you mean not even for porn!!!
No wonder you bark so angrily....

1285 days ago
23.

cj    

why all the talk about "black fools" every race no matter what you are have done a lot of stupid, ignorant things so back the **** up off Blacks cause all of you racists are dumb ass hell... An What??

1281 days ago
24.

wowow    

lol...Chaquinita ....is the name of a black chic..... with a big video grad booty... who is very fine....lol and maybe a kid or two...lmfao!

1257 days ago
25.

FU    

FOR ALL YALL STUIPED A.. PPLE ON HERE, YU REALLY DNT NO WAT HAPPEN TO B JUDGEIN HIM.. SO TLK WAT YALL NO( DATS FOR DA MEAN ND RACIST COMMENTS)
NDD FOR DA PPLE WHO UNDERSTAND WAT HE WENT THROW THANK U!!

1215 days ago
26.

swamp4me    

swift DONG

1122 days ago
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