ICYMI: Two Former NBA Players Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding League

The scheme was uncovered a couple of years back. NBA players were defrauding the league's health and welfare plan by millions of dollars. Now two of those players arrested have been sentenced to at least two years in prison.

There were 18 players tabbed with making fraudulent claims for health care services that were never performed. A total of $4M was falsely claimed. 

Keyon Dooling, now 42, played 13 years in the NBA, four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, three with the Orlando Magic, two with the New Jersey Nets, and several one-season stops in Milwaukee, Boston, Miami and Memphis. 

He was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for his role in the scam. Dooling had admitted himself to a mental institution a few years back, and was actually a mental health counsellor for the NBPA as its vice president before all this came down. 

Alan Anderon, now 40, played eight years in the NBA, including a couple of seasons in Charlotte, two with the Toronto Raptors and two with the Brooklyn Nets. He last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. 

Anderson gets 24 months behind bars for his part in the scheme.

Both Dooling and Anderson were convicted of not only filing false claims for themselves, but also recruiting other players to do the same.