Welcome to NBA Crime Library

NBA Crime Library is an extensive library of every (known) arrest of an active NBA player.  Currently we’re up to over 350 total arrests and 60 mugshots covering all 30 franchises and spanning the last 65 years.

Check out the menu tabs above to find all players sortable by:

  • last name (alphabetically)
  • year
  • franchise
  • decade
  • crime committed
  • mugshots

Or use the search bar to the right to search by name, team, crime, year, etc.

Finding and organizing all of these arrests has taken a lot of time scouring the internet, and we hope you enjoy!  By all means feel free to link to the site but please provide credit.

Enjoy!

Kurucs, Rodions

Charge: Assault

Arrest Date: September 3, 2019

Franchise: Brooklyn Nets

Age 21

Details: Kurucs was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend at their home in late June. Kurucs allegedly screamed, “I am going to kill myself” then put his hand around the woman’s throat and choked her.  He then allegedly pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and pushed her into the bed frame.

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Holmes, Richaun

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: May 22, 2019

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 25

Details: Holmes was pulled over in the Miami area and officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in his car.  He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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Jackson, Josh

Charge: Escape and resisting arrest

Arrest Date: May 10, 2019

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 22

Details: Jackson was arrested at a Florida music festival after repeatedly trying to enter a restricted area and ignoring officers’ orders.  He was told “multiple” times he couldn’t enter the VIP area without the proper pass but continued to try to enter anyway. An officer handcuffed Jackson and took him away from the crowd, but Jackson tried to run away after the officer sat him down on a golf cart.

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Bird, Jabari

Charge: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and stangulation

Arrest Date: September 13, 2018

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 24

Details: Bird was arrested and accused of assaulting his girlfriend following an argument.  She accused Bird of strangling her and throwing her against a wall. She said Bird would strangle her until she went “limp,” allow her to catch her breath and begin choking her again.  She also said that Bird kicked her multiple times in the stomach and dragged her away from the door when she tried to leave before shutting her into a bathroom.  She was able to escape only after Bird passed out with “seizure-like” symptoms.

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Smith, JR

Charge: Criminal mischief

Arrest Date: July 29, 2018

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 32

Details: Smith turned himself in to police to face charges that he broke the cellphone of a fan who tried to take video of him in the middle of the night outside a Manhattan pizzeria. The charge stems from a report by a man who said he recognized Smith walking by and tried to record him using Snapchat, police said. The man alleged Smith responded by snatching away his phone and heaving it across 10th Avenue into a construction zone, breaking the screen.  This is Smith’s fifth career arrest, the most of any active player.

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Dorsey, Tyler

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: May 26, 2018

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 22

Details: Dorsey was pulled over by a police officer who saw him driving a Land Rover Discovery without its headlights or taillights on. The SUV stopped, then kept rolling forward before stopping again.  Officers then saw an open container of alcohol on the floor of the passenger’s side of the SUV.

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Monk, Malik

Charge: Careless driving and no proof of insurance

Arrest Date: February 18, 2018

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 20

Details: The University of Arkansas Police Department cited Monk on charges of careless driving and no proof of insurance after the single-vehicle wreck.  The Hornets rookie crashed into the gates outside of the University baseball stadium.

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Bembry, DeAndre

Charge: Reckless driving and speeding

Arrest Date: February 9, 2018

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 23

Details: Bembry was pulled over after an officer saw his purple Dodge Charger apparently racing another vehicle on an interstate in northeast Atlanta.  Officers visually estimated the pair were driving at speeds close to 150 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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Plumlee, Miles

Charge: Marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 20, 2017

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 28

Details: Plumlee was charged with fifth degree marijuana possession following an arrest in Shelter Island, New York.  No other details have been made public.

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Young, Nick

Charge: Delaying an investigation

Arrest Date: August 24, 2018

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 33

Details: Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation and charged with delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor.  Officers say Young didn’t obey their orders, became upset and caused a delay.  No further details were provided.

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