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Former NBA Star Isaiah Rider

Arrested in Arizona

10/6/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former NBA 1st round draft pick Isaiah "J.R." Rider was arrested in Arizona this week for violating his probation ... TMZ has learned.

Rider -- who played in the NBA from 1993 to 2001 -- is currently behind bars in Maricopa County on a no-bail hold.  It's unclear why police believe Rider violated his probation.

Rider's probation stems from a 2010 incident -- where he fled from police after they tried to pull him over for driving erratically. He pled guilty to unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.

Rider has had a long history of run-ins with police -- over the years, he's been arrested for fraud, battery, domestic violence, false reporting, kidnapping and possession of narcotic drugs.

Rider was an NBA journeyman -- who played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets.

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1.

jdub    

Good luck, Joe Arpaio doesnt mess around. Except of course if you are DMX.

1063 days ago
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manbearpig    

whenever he gets out, it won't be long before he returns to his home (prison)

1063 days ago
3.

Cujeaux    

I been drinkin' and smokin'; holdin' sh*t
'Cause a brother can't focus.
I gotta get to home 'fore the po-po's scope
This big ol Excursion
Swervin',

1063 days ago
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sharleen mendes    

What's wrong with these ex ballplayers???? What a dummy...

1063 days ago
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CountryGal    

He looks like he belongs in prison

1063 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Typical football idiot

1063 days ago
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Jomica Man    

Where's the good reverend Jesse Jackson and his often times side kick Al Sharpton these days. They should be on a mission to try and get the good word out to these former pro ball player, and for that matter many rappers. The behavior of many of these guys is that of common thugs with no regards to civilized laws.

Of course if they're roughed up during an arrest by a opposite ethnic officer for being combative, then we get to hear from Jesse and Al for all the wrong reasons. Seems you can't talk sense to someone with an ingrained criminal mentality once they've tasted fame and stardom.

1063 days ago
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Justice_4_Kelly    

OOOOH OOOOH EEEE EEEE!

1063 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I would love to see the day that ALL pro sports had a ZERO tolerance policy on their players, including DUI, drug possession, hitting anyone, and ANY unprofessional behavior. We would probably have lousy teams for a while but it would turn out better in the long run, once these people LEARN that PRO-atlete mean exactly that; PROFESSIONAL.

1063 days ago
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Here's The Truth    

Um, "UPYOURS", he's a former basketball player, not football player.

I guess you're one of those so called "idiots" that can't read.

1063 days ago
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Mike    

Um, "UPYOURS", he's a former basketball player, not football player.

I guess you're one of those so called "idiots" that can't read.

1063 days ago
12.

Mike    

Um, "UPYOURS", he's a former basketball player, not a football player.

You must be one of those typical "dumba@@es" who can't read.

1063 days ago
13.

stu    

TMZ....we don't care bout a FORMER any1.

1063 days ago
14.

Sleepwalker    

Isiah gets to wear sexy pink underwear!

1063 days ago
15.

NickSunset    

And I thought only whitetrash lived in Arizona. Wrong again.

1063 days ago
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