NBA / May 5, 2010 / 3:20 pm

Ex-NBA player Kirk Snyder given 3-year prison sentence

In March 2009, former NBA player Kirk Snyder was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault stemming from an incident where he broke into a neighbor’s home near Cincinnati, Ohio, and attacked them.

After being found guilty, today Snyder, 26, was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $5,500 in restitution.

A first-round pick out of Nevada in the ’04 Draft by the Utah Jazz, Snyder played four seasons in the League with the Jazz, Hornets, Rockets and Wolves. In his best season, the 6-6 two-guard averaged 8.0 points as a part-time starter with the Hornets.

In a story that ran last month in the Reno Gazette-Journal, the break-in was described as such:

“In the early morning hours of that night, Kirk walked over to his neighbor’s house, broke in and beat the husband, dentist Brad Roberts, while he slept. Roberts suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and other facial injuries.”

Snyder originally pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Although he has been diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder, he was determined competent to stand trial. He could have received up to 18 years in jail. He has a wife and two kids.

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  • K Dizzle

    Rock bottom………

  • dapro

    WTF! I had no clue he has Bipolar disorder. He was a serviceable player and I remember correctly he had a huge game in the tourney in 04

  • http://www.facebook.com/loganlight loganlight

    What they heck? This is what LeBron James would look like if he did crack.



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  • Promoman

    He still caught a huge break. He got a sixth of the time that he could’ve caught.

  • LakeShow84

    If that aint Lebrons secret father then just DAMN lol

  • http://www.SoulChorea.com Kermit The Washington

    LOL he does look like ‘Bron haha…

    But WHO THE HECK IS KIRK SNYDER? I don’t remember dude at ALL

  • hahns

    omg thats one hell of a mug shot….

  • stefan

    he jumped over a guy in a NBA game

  • stefan
  • Dennis Castro

    The only positive I got out of this post was a possible new nickname here on Dime, Felonious Monk.

  • len-e

    lol looks like lebron gone wrong

  • http://www.designbydesmond.com My Favorite Superhero

    I remember Snyder! In fact, I think he’s still in the FA pool on 2K10!

  • jau

    what a shame….

  • RonnaBonBon

    hes 26?
    how old is lebron?
    they were separated at birth no doubt

  • http://kapatid77992yahoo.com lakerfan

    damn… whn i saw the pic.. i tot this was gunna be a story on LEBRON… hahaha… i was like whow… wtf hapen to LBJ.. it turned out to be kirksynder… isnt he gay?

  • Cb

    Was a decent player with the wolves for half of a season and let go.

  • SWAT

    he did get some occassional burn for the rockets.