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Former NBA Champion Faces 7 Years In Prison After Assault Charge

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Glen "Big Baby" Davis has gotten into some serious legal trouble in the last few months. The former Boston Celtic and NBA Champion now faces years in prison.

In April, Davis was named a "person of interest" in a parking lot assault in Hollywood. It followed up a February arrest for drug possession and distribution.

From TMZ's report on April 11:

Law enforcement sources tell us … witnesses have told investigators Davis was driving erratically in a parking lot Sunday evening near Factory nightclub in West Hollywood.

After nearly striking a man with his vehicle, witnesses say the victim tried to confront Davis … but Davis got out of his car and things turned physical.

We’re told witnesses say Davis threw the man to the ground — and eventually left the scene.

Emergency responders were called to the scene. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for fractures in his face and ribs as well as a broken tooth.

Now, the gossip site reports that Glen Davis has been charged with assault:

Glen "Big Baby" Davis has been formally charged with felony assault stemming from an alleged violent altercation in April and if he's convicted ... he faces up to 7 YEARS in prison, TMZ Sports has learned.

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A rep for the L.A. County District Attorney's office tells us the official charge is felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury ... and it carries a possible 7-year prison sentence.

In February, Davis was found with 126 grams of marijuana, and over $90,000 in cash. From WMAR in Baltimore:

“They recovered 126 grams of marijuana,” said Aberdeen Police Lieutenant William Reiber, “In addition to that there was a brief case that contained 92,164 dollars of U.S. currency along with a ledger that contained language which is consistent with someone involved in the sale and distribution of narcotics.”

The ledger was of names of people of who owed money along with baggies for individual packaging of a quarter pound of marijuana.

After a standout career at LSU, Davis played in the NBA from 2007-2015. He had stints with the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and Los Angeles Clippers. As a member of the Celtics, Davis won an NBA title in 2008.

[TMZ]