Not explicitly movie-related per se, but it sure reads like one… albeit a very familiar one. The Boston Celtics have cut ties with 21-year-old point guard Sebastian Telfair, the erstwhile subject of Jonathan Hock’s documentary Through the Fire, who was arrested early Friday after police in
Yonkers, New York, stopped him for speeding and found a loaded handgun
under a seat in his SUV. Telfair did not have a valid license, and police said he and his passenger told them they knew nothing about the gun.
Last October, meanwhile, police questioned Telfair about the shooting of rapper
Fabolous after a $50,000 necklace was stolen from Telfair at the same
club the night Fabolous was shot. Telfair said he wasn’t there at the
time of the shooting.
A bit short on authorial insightfulness, Through the Fire is kind of interesting in spite of itself, but it takes on some additional import now, given Telfair’s troubles, and the fact that he reportedly supports an extended web of 21 family members with his NBA salary. Not surprisingly, that’s a far cry from the tight-knit, single-parent home we see in the film. Hangers-on love the smell of someone else’s green…