NBA: Former player Andre Emmett shot dead in Dallas
In a shocking incident, former NBA player Andre Emmett was shot dead by two unknown gunmen outside his home in Dallas, Texas, on Monday. He last played for 3's Company in the Big3 league since 2017. He also had a brief NBA stint with Memphis Grizzlies (2004-05) and New Jersey Nets (2012). Here are further details on the incident.
According to Dallas Police, the incident happened around 2:30 am, as Emmett was waiting in his car right outside his home when two people approached him holding a handgun. Following an altercation, Emmett tried to flee, but was shot. He was spotted by a passer-by, who took him to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to the wound and died, as reported by AFP.
Emmett was one of the members of the BIG3 basketball association for the past two seasons, as the organization expressed grieve and shock regarding his tragedy. "Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around," said BIG3 in a statement.
As for Emmett's career, it all started with the Grizzlies in the NBA in 2004. Since then, he played for a total of 24 teams, while his basketball career ranges from countries like China, Lebanon, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Texas Tech's Red Raiders gave their condolences on the unfortunate demise and assassination of Emmett, hailing him as an 'incredible person'. "Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create. Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family," their Twitter post read.
Statement from Chris Beard: “RIP Dre. Tech Legend, loyal son, devoted father, and my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.” pic.twitter.com/X78uFVCQTu— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) September 23, 2019