Gatling gets probation in theft, forgery case
A former NBA All-Star accused of squatting at an Arizona home
and then trying to list the house for rent online has been
sentenced to four years of probation.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 46-year-old Chris Gatling was
He pleaded guilty in August to one count of theft and one count
Gatling was accused of breaking in the key box at the home and
living there for about a year.
Police say the homeowners lived in California, but had left the
power on at the Paradise Valley home.
Gatling, a 6-foot-10 power forward, averaged 10.3 points in an
11-year NBA career that ended in 2002. He played for Golden State,
Miami, Dallas, New Jersey, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Denver and
Cleveland and was an All-Star in 1997.