Report: Ex-Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins arrested twice, hospitalized for mental health evaluation
Former New York Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins has reportedly been arrested twice in Georgia in the past two weeks and taken to hospital for mental health assessment, according to the New York Daily News.
Wilkins, who played for the Knicks from 1985 to 1992, reportedly locked himself in his girlfriend's room for more than two hours on June 6 before turning off the fire alarm and repeatedly pouring "accelerators and other liquids through cracks on the door" , including alcohol, bleach, soap, epsom salt, water and urine, according to the report.
The police then broke the door and took him to the hospital for an investigation after a crisis therapist signed an order for involuntary conviction, according to the Daily News.
The 56-year-old was also arrested on May 31 after allegedly forcing and pushing her into a woman's house, reportedly for not letting him use her phone.
Wilkins was arrested again on Tuesday after allegedly threatening a man with a 12-inch screwdriver. Wilkins reportedly went into the victim's shop and "started screaming and acting aggressively for no reason." Then he reportedly hit another man in the store with an object before leaving. According to the report, Wilkins was charged with a simple battery, serious physical injury and theft.
Wilkins played 13 seasons in the league from 1985 to 1999, particularly with the Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. In his second season in New York, he averaged 19.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. After two seasons with the Cavaliers, Wilkins also spent time with the Vancouver Grizzlies and Orlando Magic before retiring.
He is the brother of the NBA Hall of Famer and the long-time Atlanta Hawks star, Dominique Wilkins. His son Damien Wilkins also played in the league from 2004 to 18.
Gerald Wilkins, the brother of Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and father of Damien Wilkins, played in the league from 1985 to 1999. (Tim Defrisco / Getty Images)
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