Former NBA Player Arrested in Boca Raton
Police reports say Samuel Dalembert faces charges of felony battery and domestic battery.
Boca Raton police were called to 800 Northeast Orchid Bay Drive after 911 dispatch reported someone had called and hung up at the address.
When police arrived they met with the 7-foot, 270-pound Dalembert, whose demeanor officers described as “aggressive” in the report.
According to the report says he hit his girlfriend and caused her to fall backwards and placed his girlfriend’s cousin in a choke hold and head butted him.
Dalembert became upset after finding out that his girlfriend was leaving for Orlando with their two children, said the report.
The woman’s cousin told police he had to intervene to keep Dalembert from striking her, the report said. Dalembert then allegedly attacked the 26-year-old man, grabbing him by the neck and putting him in a choke hold, throwing him to the ground and head-butting him, said the report.
The woman had an abrasion on her chin, a swollen lip, a small bruise on her forehead and an abrasion to her left shoulder, the report said. She told police that Dalembert has been “drinking excessively” and “not acting like his normal self” recently.
Dalembert played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks during a 13-year NBA career that ended after he played 32 games for the Knicks during the 2014-15 season.