The 42-year-old Sprewell was arrested after neighbors in the Milwaukee neighborhood where he lives called police to complain about loud music coming from his home on the city’s east side, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Details regarding his arrest were sparse, but it was reported that cops received two complaints within one hour of each other on Monday afternoon and they had previously received phone calls regarding loud music at Sprewell’s home.
Sprewell spent 13 season in the NBA, including five with the Knicks, and was a polarizing player. Sprewell infamously choked current Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo when the two were with the Warriors in 1997.
Sprewell also made waves when he turned down a three-year, $21 million contract from the Timberwolves following the 2004 season.
"Why would I want to help them win a title?" Sprewell said at the time.
"They're not doing anything for me. I've got a lot at risk here. I've got my family to feed. Anything can happen; it's a long season. You never know."
Monday’s arrest was not Sprewell’s only run-in with the law since retiring after the 2004-05 season.
In December 2006, Sprewell’s was accused of allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Candace Cabbil in their upstate New York home and refusing to let police in during a 90-minute standoff.
Sprewell was ordered by a judge to stay away from his wife and children following the incident, but charges against the former All-Star were dropped.
Sprewell has had his fair share of financial troubles as well.
In 2007, Sprewell’s $1.5 million yacht was auctioned off by U.S. marshals and his home was foreclosed on the following year.
In addition to those issues, Sprewell was listed as the top delinquent taxpayer in the state of Wisconsin in 2011, where he owed over $3.5 million in back taxes.