You may remember Isaiah Rider from such hits as “Grand Theft Auto-Los Angeles,” How To Kidnap a Female Acquaintance Without Really Trying”, and “J.R. Rider And The Series Of Unfortunate Felony Cocaine Possession Arrests.” And of course there’s much more, including my favorite, milkshake assault (see No. 9).
But at one time Rider was also one of the baddest players ever; a thing that some tend to forget. He was a second-team All-American as a senior at UNLV in 1993, averaged 16.7 points per game over a nine-year NBA career, and was author of the East Bay Funk Dunk, the now often-imitated move at the 1994 NBA Slam Dunk Competition which Charles Barkley called “the best dunk I’ve ever seen.”
Well get ready for more fun, because Rider is making a comeback.
Sounds hard to believe, but Isaiah Rider is in trouble with the law again.
(Pistons practice restraining Rider for Isaiah’s future police encounters)
TMZ reports that the former NBA player didn’t show up for his arraignment hearing Monday morning. And now Isaiah’s absence is going to cost him - $30,000, to be exact. Read more…
Isaiah Rider, a former NBA player, was arrested for investigation of auto theft in Los Angeles Saturday after failing to stop at an intersection at 2:30 am. Upon inspection by officers, the license plates were found to belong to a car reported stolen from South Los Angeles. As of Saturday night, Rider, 37 is being held on $25,000 bail.
He has been arrested four times since 2006, including three since last January. Charges have included cocaine possession, evading an officer, illegal possession of a firearm, grand theft, disobeying a court order, and providing false information to a peace officer.