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Isaiah Rider

Isaiah Rider, Jr., nicknamed J.R. (born March 12, 1971), is an American former professional basketball player. Rider was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in nearby Alameda. He starred in both baseball and basketball at Encinal High School before going on to a college career with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and a professional career in the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" (1.96 m) Rider attended two junior colleges, Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas, and Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, before finding a home at UNLV, where he garnered 2nd-Team All-American honors as a senior. Rider started his NBA career strong, finishing the 1993-94 season as a member of the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. His play, however, slipped over the following two seasons, and he began a pattern of off-court misbehavior.

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Isaiah Rider -- I Invented the Through-the-Legs-Dunk ... and I WANT MY PROPS!

Isaiah Rider
I Invented the Through-the-Legs Dunk And I Want My Props!

Isaiah Rider DEMANDS his props ... telling TMZ Sports he REVOLUTIONIZED dunk contests forever when he pulled off the first ever between-the-legs jam ... and now, it's impossible to win without… READ MORE >

Bill Bellamy -- Ken Griffey Jr. and Isaiah Rider DUNKED ALL OVER ME

Bill Bellamy
Ken Griffey Jr. and Isaiah Rider DUNKED ALL OVER ME

If someone's gonna posterize your ass on national TV ... it might as well be a former slam dunk champ coming off an assist from Ken Griffey Jr., so says Bill Bellamy, who actually speaks from… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
NBA Star Isaiah Rider -- The Proof Is in My Pee

NBA Star Isaiah Rider
The Proof Is in My Pee

Former NBA Slam Dunk champion Isaiah "J.R." Rider claims he's been nothing less than a model parolee -- and last month, he proved it ... with his pee.As we previously reported, Rider was arrested… READ MORE >

- 1088 days ago
NBA Star Isaiah Rider's Wife -- He's Being Targeted By a 'She-Devil, Man-Hater'

Isaiah Rider's Wife
He's Being Targeted By a 'She-Devil, Man-Hater'

Isaiah Rider's wife believes the former NBA star is the victim of a "she-devil, man-hating" probation officer ... who has been out to get her husband simply because he's famous. TMZ spoke with… READ MORE >

- 1090 days ago
Isaiah Rider -- Arrested for Ditching Class

Isaiah Rider
Arrested for Ditching Class

Former NBA Slam Dunk champion Isaiah "J.R." Rider is a total flake who blew off his required domestic violence classes and failed to complete 90 hours of community service ... this according to… READ MORE >

- 1091 days ago
Isaiah Rider in Court -- Why the Hell am I Here?! [Video]

Isaiah Rider in Court
Why Am I Here??? [Video]

Former NBA star Isaiah Rider had NO IDEA what he did to get himself arrested in Arizona this week -- and during his court appearance on Tuesday, he was trying to get some answers. As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 1091 days ago
Former NBA Star Isaiah Rider -- Arrested in Arizona

Former NBA Star Isaiah Rider
Arrested in Arizona

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… READ MORE >

- 1091 days ago

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