A pair of former NBA players find themselves in a whole bunch of trouble as both were years into their retirements.
Keyon Dooling and Alan Anderson were both sentenced to prison time yesterday according to the US Attorney of the Southern District of New York.
The charges stem from a fraud scheme carried out by the two former basketball players.
Former NBA players Keyon Dooling and Alan Anderson sentenced to 30 and 24 months in prison for defrauding NBA Players’ Health and Welfare Benefit Planhttps://t.co/KVmeoHyaoi
— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) February 17, 2023
Dooling received a 30-month sentence while Anderson will serve 24 months.
The scheme the two were involved in involved 18 other former players and saw both thousands of dollars in fraudulent reimbursements from the NBA’s health plan. Dooling received $363000 in fraudulent payments while Anderson received $194000.
The scheme was allegedly orchestrated by former NBA lottery pick Terrence Williams, who allegedly offered other players.
Dooling is another former lottery pick who spent his career bouncing around the NBA. Over the course of a 3-year NBA career, Dooling played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Memphis Grizzlies. He never spent more than 4 years with a single team.
Anderson went undrafted before being picked up by the Charlotte Bobcats. He spent 2 seasons in Charlotte before heading overseas.
He spent 5 years outside the NBA between overseas leagues and the D-League before being able to work his way back to the NBA. Upon returning to the league, Anderson played for 4 teams in 6 years before once again leaving the league after playing for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2016-17 season.
Now it looks like both of these former NBA journeymen will be more likely to be remembered for their actions after they retired than anything they did during their careers.