Former NBA star Ben Gordonallegedly punched his son in the face multiple times at an NYC airport after the 10-year-old boy dropped a book, a witness told police.
As we previously reported ... the 39-year-old former 3rd overall draft pick (2004) was taken into custody Monday night around 9 PM, and now we've learned more about the retired hoopers' alleged actions.
Cops say they attempted to put the 6'3" former professional athlete in handcuffs, but he refused, flailing his arms and twisting his body in an attempt to not be handcuffed. Gordon allegedly said, "I am not going with you guys."
In the struggle, two cops say they were hurt ... one sustained a knee injury, and the other an injury to their arm and wrist. Both officers were treated at the hospital.
To make matters worse for Gordon, he wasn't even supposed to be with his son in a different state ... 'cause there was a restraining order put in place by an Illinois judge in May 2018.
According to police, Ben was prohibited from "committing physical abuse" against his son, as well as from taking him out of the state.
The alleged incident happened in Queens, New York.
Gordon was hit with 9 charges.
- Assault in 2nd degree (2 counts) - Criminal contempt - Assault in 3rd degree - Resisting Arrest - Criminal Contempt in 2nd degree - Endangering the welfare of a child - Attempted assault in 3rd degree
It's not the first time the former NBA player, who also won an NCAA championship with Jim Calhoun at UCONN in 2004, has been in trouble with the law ... but Ben had seemingly kept his nose clean the last few years until the alleged airport incident with his son.
Gordon was arraigned Tuesday night in the Queens County Criminal Court ... he's due back in a New York City courtroom later this month.
If ultimately convicted, Ben is facing serious prison time.