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

sentenced Friday.

He pleaded guilty in August to one count of theft and one count

of forgery.

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.