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Atlanta police barely missed apprehending a burglar who attempted to break into former NBA star Vince Carter's Buckhead mansion.

A woman called 911 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday to report she heard a loud noise and feared someone was breaking into the 10,000-square-foot home off Northside Drive.

Police arrived to see an unidentified man fleeing the home in Buckhead's affluent Tuxedo Park neighborhood.

Property records obtained by the AJC.com show the home is owned by former Atlanta Hawks and NBA great Vince Carter.

The woman was not injured, according to AJC.com, which is still waiting for police to release the incident report about the break-in. The woman was not identified and it is unclear if Carter was home at the time.

A police spokesman told the AJC the incident report would be made available Wednesday, June 22, but did not share a description of the suspected burglar or say if anything was stolen.

According to the Zillow listing, the gated house was built in 2016. Carter purchased the home for $7 million in 2020. The property description detailed the home's "state of the art home security" which includes 16 closed-circuit security cameras.

Carter also owns a home in Cleveland, Ohio. He works as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

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Retired NBA star Paul Pierce went viral this week in a raunchy Instagram video with his 20-something girlfriend, Sophia Elizabeth.

The video was uploaded to Twitter and can be viewed here.

In the video, 44-year-old Pierce and Elizabeth are seen kissing before she turns to the camera and says, "He's mine now b---h."

It isn't clear who she's speaking to.

"You said you were going to make it official," Pierce can be heard telling Elizabeth, who then says, "We are official right now."

Pierce also shared a boomerang selfie of Sophia on his Instagram Story and tagged Elizabeth in the post.

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Pierce is still married to his long-suffering wife Julie (Landrum) Pierce, and they share two daughters, Adrian and Prianna, and a son, Prince.

It won't be long before Internet sleuths uncover more info on Elizabeth's history with other industry ballers.

Currently, she has only 5,300 followers on Instagram.

She was briefly linked to actor Taye Diggs last year.

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Scottie Pippen appeared to rear end a black Audi SUV while leaving a strip mall in Woodland Hills, CA. on Thursday. The former Chicago Bulls star was behind the wheel of a grey Range Rover when he collided with the rear bumper of the Audi.

A woman got out of the back seat and took photos of the minor damage. No injuries were reported. The two drivers exchanged insurance information while waiting for the police to arrive.


 

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In unrelated news, Pippen's ex-wife Larsa Pippen claims she's still "traumatized" after she ended her marriage to Pippen. "He's the punisher" she said on the most recent episode of "The Real Housewives of Miami."

Larsa, 47, revealed that Pippen, 56, wasn't so happy when she tried to sell their Miami marital mansion. "I don't even know what's happening," Larsa said, adding that she "was kind of trying to force him to sell" their Miami home. She said Pippen allegedly told her she would "have to send" their 14-year-old daughter, Sophia Pippen, "back to L.A." to live with him.

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"I was traumatized," said Larsa, pictured with her son Preston Pippen in December. "If [Scottie] doesn't get his way, he punishes me. He's like The Punisher," she added.

In a confessional interview, Larsa noted that her ex "is used to controlling the narrative."

"This is like his last piece of control that he's got over me and the kids," she said. "He's only punishing me because I'm making him sell the house."

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Larsa told her co-star Alexia Echevarria that she was used to Pippen waiting on her hand and foot in the early days. She said she expects to be similarly pampered by any man she meets.

"I would expect so much. I would expect a guy to do so much for me. Because that's what I've had. If you're not going to do a whole bunch of things for me, then why would I want to be with you? I'd rather be alone."

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18 former NBA players have been arrested and charged with defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan out of $4 million, federal prosecutors say.

Shannon Brown, pictured with ex-wife Monica Arnold in 2015, was indicted on October 7 by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

Brown, 35, retired from the NBA in 2018 after 12 seasons. Monica, 40, divorced him a year later.

17 other former NBA players, including Sebastian Telfair, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Darius Miles, were also charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

Federal prosecutors say the retired NBA stars filed fraudulent insurance claims for reimbursement to the tune of $4 million. Of that amount, the players took in $2.5 million, according to prosecutors.

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Sebastian Telfair, 36, was seen departing the Federal Court in the Southern District of NY with an ankle monitor after being indicted by a federal grand jury on October 7 in New York City. He retired from the NBA in 2017 after playing 13 seasons.

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The other seventeen defendants were also equipped with ankle monitors.

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In this August 25, 2019 file photo, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, right, fights off defender Donte Greene during the BIG3 Playoffs in New Orleans, Louisiana. Davis retired from the NBA in 2019 after 12 seasons.

Davis, 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud.

On February 7, 2018, Davis was arrested and charged with drug possession and drug distribution after police found marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 in cash inside his hotel room in Aberdeen, Maryland.

The drug charges against Davis were later dropped in exchange for a plea deal.

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NBA coaches and players are banding together once again to help former NBA star Delonte West after a new viral photo shows him panhandling for money on the side of a busy roadway in Dallas.

On Sept. 22, Twitter user @Calltcooks uploaded a photo that showed a bedraggled West wearing a white, loose-fitting long sleeved shirt and grey jogging pants.

He was holding a cardboard sign, begging for money. @Calltcooks captioned the image: "Got damn Delonte West."

The 37-year-old former shooting guard once played alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers team. They fell out after gossip blogs linked West with James' mother, Gloria James, in a relationship.

West played 8 seasons in the NBA. He last played for the Boston Celtics in 2012, but he was waived for arguing with teammates.

After playing in the NBA's D-league and for a China team, West returned to the U.S. and fell on hard times after he began drinking and allegedly abusing drugs, which exacerbated his mental health problems.

At the peak of his career, West purchased homes for his parents and helped family members financially, but he received little financial help after he fell on hard times.

Viral photos and videos over the years have portrayed West as homeless and a drug addict. West's former coach Doc Rivers and the Players Association tried to help him after he was beaten bloody by a homeless man in January.

Several years ago, West's brother, Dmitri, revealed his brother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

"Delonte West is not crazy, he is not on drugs. I don't know what exactly is going on in his mind but I can tell you that he is safe and he's doing OK. My family are trying to get him the best professional help that's out there, the best that they can afford."

The NBA has once again offered its resources to help West, theGRIO reported.
 

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Former NBA star Sebastian Telfair lost his mother and brother after they contracted the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.

Erica Telfair, 64, died Monday after Sebastian's older brother, Dan Telfair, passed away from the virus on March 28.

Former Knicks and Nets guard Stephon Marbury, Sebastian's cousin, confirmed Dan's death in an interview with the Undefeated.

At the time, Marbury said Erica had also contracted the disease and was "fighting for her life".

Sebastian and his younger brother, Ethan Telfair, who played at Lincoln High School and Idaho State, shared their grief on social media.

Sebastian, 34, was the first guard to jump from high school to the NBA. He was drafted 13th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in 2004.
 

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Former NBA star Nick Young apparently waited until he was out of the league to formally declare his preference for men.

His female fans were stunned when a viral photo showed the 34-year-old, 6' 7" shooting guard holding hands with a short, bow legged man.

Young also shocked his Instagram followers when he complimented the same man's sexy lips.

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Young's nickname is "Swaggy P", which he said is a pseudo-biblical reference to "the Prophet of Swag."

Young was a standout star for the USC Trojans and was selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft with the 16th overall pick. He played 5 tumultuous years for the Los Angeles Lakers (2013–2017) and he won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2018.

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Nothing in Young's personal life gave insight into his hidden lifestyle. He fathered three children - 2 sons and a daughter - with his high school sweetheart Keonna Green. He is a doting dad to his children.

The couple's last two children were born in 2019 and 2016 - the same year he called off his engagement to rapper Izzy Azalea.

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Young was caught creeping with other women over the years, but there was no indication that he also slept with men.

Young is the latest sports star to "come out" of the closet after retirement.

Here is a list of pro athletes who came out of the closet after retiring from sports.
 

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NBA coaches and players have reached out to fallen NBA star Delonte West after disturbing video shows a man punching and stomping him on a Washington D.C. highway.

The video shows vehicles driving by slowly as a man punched and stomped West who lay in a crumpled heap in a roadway.

A second video shows a shirtless man who resembles West sitting on a curb with his wrists handcuffed behind his back. West has a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

West's Saint Joseph's teammate, ex-NBA star Jameer Nelson, and their former coach Phil Martelli expressed concern for West's mental health.

West is best known for briefly dating LeBron James' mother Gloria James, while he was LeBron's teammate in Cleveland.

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In addition to dating LeBron's mom, West also briefly date actress Vivica A. Fox (pictured).

West bounced around the NBA after being chosen by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round of the 2004 NBA draft.

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West is pictured with his wife Caresha and son Cash when he played for the NBA's G League team Texas Legends in 2015.

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