Latrell Sprewell arrested

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Milwaukee native and former NBA star Latrell Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct Monday afternoon after police received repeated complaints about loud music coming from a house on E. Pleasant St. on Milwaukee's east side, according to jail records reviewed by the Journal Sentinel Tuesday.

Police would not release details of the incident other than to report that police had received two complaints within one hour Monday afternoon and had received several complaints of loud music from the residence in recent months.

Sprewell, 42 and a graduate of Washington High School, was booked into the jail about 4:15 p.m.

Sprewell's NBA career spanned 13 years. He played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves before ending his career in 2005. According to media reports at the time, Sprewell turned down a $21 million three-year contract with the Timberwolves, suggesting the amount wasn't enough to feed his children.

His career was marred by a 1997 incident when he was playing for the Golden State Warriors and attacked and choked P.J. Carlesimo, the head coach for Oakland, during a practice.

Sprewell's River Hills home was foreclosed on in 2008. U.S. marshals auctioned off his 70-foot, $1.5 million yacht in 2007 and in 2011 Sprewell was among Wisconsin's top "tax deadbeats," owing the state $3.5 million in unpaid income taxes.

Monday's incident has been referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney's office for investigation.

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