Former NBA star Shawn Kemp has landed himself in big trouble lately. He has been recently booked for a connection with a drive-by shooting. The Police department is making necessary documents to do further investigation and arrest Kemp.

Around 2:00 PM, two cars were involved in a dispute, according to Tacoma PD. Shots were fired as a result in a parking lot of a mall. One car fled the area, according to cops, and a gun was retrieved, but no injuries were recorded.

Former Sonics star Kemp was subsequently booked for the felony drive-by shooting at 5:58 PM. According to Police records, he is still in custody at the Pierce County Jail. If found guilty, Kemp can face serious jail time which can extend up to a 10-year prison sentence.

Seattle’s KIRO 7 published a video of the alleged incident Wednesday evening. The video shows a man waving an object in his left hand while engaged in a verbal confrontation with another man in a mall parking lot. The man then gets into his Porsche and drives away from the scene.


Kemp was a six-time NBA All-Star who played 14 seasons in the league. He played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic over the course of his 14-year career. He was the 17th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft and averaged 14 points and eight rebounds a game.

Kemp was previously detained in 2005 and 2006 in connection with two drug-related events. Since then, he has entered the cannabis market and now operates a dispensary in 2020. Things are looking grim for the former NBA star after such a serious accusation.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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