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JR Rider arrested (there are times when it seems that it requires a subscription)

ALAMEDA - A former professional basketball player wanted on a $100,000
warrant ran from police when they showed up at a bank after getting an
anonymous tip that he was inside.

Isaiah "J.R." Rider, 34, who once played with the Minnesota Timberwolves
during a professional career that stretched from 1993 to 2002, was taken
into custody Saturday afternoon in the 2100 block of Otis Drive.

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The 6 foot, 5 inch tall Rider was the fifth pick in the 1993 NBA draft and
also played with the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.
not sure why he was a wanted man, but I do find it funny that a California paper forgot to mention that he played for the Lakers, but didn't forget to ad that he played for the Nuggets (he played 10 games for the Nuggets, 67 for the Lakers)..
 

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I heard about that on the way into work today. The guy that started the team on it's downward plunge. A moment of silence for JR please! :whatever:
 

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Proof wasn't really needed to substantiate the claim that Rider wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
 

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Hap: thanks for the scoop on Rider. Can you please post some proof that the sky is blue, that the earth isn't flat, and/or that the Beach Boys were a good rock group?

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Nice find, Hap. Please write to the editor of that blurb and ask why they conveniently forgot to mention that he played more games with the Lakers and the Nuggets.

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Isiah Rider is misunderstood.
 
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rx2web said:
When asked why he ran JR Rider replied, "Both cops ran hard."
Ha! That one deserves a rim shot... ba dum, ching :laugh:
 

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I guess the multiple marijuana related incidents, the drag racing incident, and carrying multiple illegal "chipped" phones, assault charges, and general bad attitude and lack of work ethic which eventually led to a premature end of his career wasn't enough proof for you, huh?
 

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Hap said:
not sure why he was a wanted man...
The article says "The misdemeanor warrant accuses Rider of battery. Other details about the case were not available..."

...but I do find it funny that a California paper forgot to mention that he played for the Lakers, but didn't forget to ad that he played for the Nuggets (he played 10 games for the Nuggets, 67 for the Lakers)..
That is pretty weird. :cool:
 

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He really is a good guy, one of my favorites. I met him a few times and was always nice, more than I can say for Damon, Bonzi, and Jermaine.
 

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I don't know if sad is the right word when talking about a guy who made millions....but JR could have OWNED Portland if he had half a brain.....he was very charming and articulate when he wanted to be....had a great smile and was a damn exciting player. I'll always remember him repeatedly posting up defenseless Jeff Hornacek in the 1999 play-offs. He's just a guy you wanted to pound some sense into if you only could.....
 

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He really is a good guy, one of my favorites. I met him a few times and was always nice, more than I can say for Damon, Bonzi, and Jermaine.

I don't know him as a person, but personally, I liked his game. That whole showing his heart thing was pretty cool.
 

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I don't know if sad is the right word when talking about a guy who made millions....but JR could have OWNED Portland if he had half a brain.....he was very charming and articulate when he wanted to be....had a great smile and was a damn exciting player. I'll always remember him repeatedly posting up defenseless Jeff Hornacek in the 1999 play-offs. He's just a guy you wanted to pound some sense into if you only could.....
it's so true, but like a fair # of athletes, they just don't get it.

He was far too interested in being "true to his roots" (my own quote, not his) to realize that he could've been something special.

not Jordan special, or Drexler special, but All Star Game special.

But he's missing some obvious structure in his life, be it from his childhood, drugs, whatever. The guy just doesn't get it (nor do I believe he wants to). Sad really.

funny at the same time, because if someone offered me millions I'd be giddy as a school girl.
 

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They say "time heals all wounds" and I'd like to think in the year 2025 I'll fondly recall the 1999 playoffs he dominated and that team I was excited for.......instead of the putz he was off the court the rest of the time.
 

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They say "time heals all wounds" and I'd like to think in the year 2025 I'll fondly recall the 1999 playoffs he dominated and that team I was excited for.......instead of the putz he was off the court the rest of the time.
I have to say, I loved that team. You had the UNLV triumvirate - Greg Anthony, Stacey Augmon, and JR Rider all one team. Throw in Brian Grant - going toe-to-toe with Karl "the Nailman" Malone, Rasheed Wallace (off the bench, no less!), Sabas in his NBA prime, man, what a team to watch. JR made an absolute living out of posting up Hornacek in that Jazz series... Had it not been for Sean Elliott's Memorial Day Miracle in Game 2 of the Spurs' series, the Blazers could've been NBA Finals' bound.

As for JR, I don't know if he'll ever get it. He had his shot and blew it, again, and again, in a major way.
 

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you need proof? how bout the fact he made millions of dollars, and yet smoke bud out of a pop can. He could at least spring for a 1 hitter, or at least a glass piece. amateur is what he is. now he gets a 100,000 dollar warrant. I don't know why it is so hard for people not to get arrested. and some criminals cry about the 3 strike law, when it should be a 2 strike law. how many mistakes do you need until you learn your lesson?
 
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