On May 2, former Los Angeles Laker Shannon Brown was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly threatening a pair of house hunters with a rifle. The duo claims they saw a "For Sale" sign at his Georgia property and approached the house to inquire further.
They say they were told to enter the house, but once they were inside, Brown held them there for a period of time and threatened them with the weapon. As they left, he fired several shots in their direction. The police recovered a shell casing at the scene and arrested him.
Brown was released on May 4 after bonding out.
Brown played for 12 seasons in the NBA, and is best known for his time with the Lakers. He won two NBA championships alongside Kobe Bryant, and his high profile has unfortunately helped this incident snag attention around social media.
The nature of the incident has led some commentators to question whether the incident is an indication of a societal double standard.
Brown has not released any statements on the incident at the time of this writing.