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Former NBA Star Isaiah Rider

Arrested in Arizona

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

Isaiah Rider Mug Shot
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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Now what you have to keep in mind is every charge this idiot has had is a watered down version [plea bargaining] of what he actually did. He needs to stay locked up---he is too uncivilized to function in society-and the next zookeeper that lets him out should be fired.

1091 days ago


If he just stayed off drugs and played basketball. The sky was the limit for him. Sad news but he could jump higher than anyone.Later found out only reason why he could jump was cause he was on crack.

1091 days ago


Yo...I did not slap that biatch...word....

1091 days ago
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