At the same time rising NBA stars are competing in Las Vegas Summer League, former NBA All-Star Charles Oakley tested his luck in Sin City.
Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas on Sunday. The arrest on suspicion of “adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known,” the Nevada Gaming Control Board confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
According to USA TODAY, he was arrested at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas by gaming control board enforcement agents. The NGCB summed the incident up as an alleged attempt “to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.”
Oakley, 54, was the No. 9 overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft and played for 19 years in the league. He is currently a coach in the Big 3 basketball league.
TMZ was the first to report Oakley’s arrest early Thursday morning.