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Former NBA player Shawn Kemp, who had played for Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a drive-by shooting incident. The incident took place near the Tacoma Mall in Washington and the NBA legend was booked in a Pierce County jail.

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The 53-year-old Kemp, who is a six-time NBA All-Star and three-time All NBA Second Team member, was reportedly booked on a felony drive-by-shooting charge at 05:58 pm EST, approximately four hours after the incident occurred.

According to the Tacoma police, two groups of people in two different cars were involved in heated argument that led to shots being fired in the early afternoon. Fortunately, no injuries were reported while one of the cars fled the scene. A gun was recovered, and an investigation is currently underway.

ESPN sports journalist  Adrian Wojnarowski took to his official Twitter handle to share the news. He wrote, "According to the Pierce (Wash.) Corrections Inmate listings, six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp -- a legendary member of the Seattle Sonics -- has been booked in an alleged drive-by shooting."

Kemp has a list of disputes with the authorities including his arrest for drug possession and sentenced to probation in 2006 followed by his arrest for drug possession and driving under the influence in 2008. In 2013, Kemp was arrested for a DUI charge.

Kemp was the first-round pick in the 1989 NBA draft for Seattle SuperSonics. He played 625 games for the Sonics from 1989 to 1997 and helped the Sonics reach the NBA Finals in 1996. Kemp was also the part of gold medal-winning the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Toronto.

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