The Boston Celtics picked up Orien Greene late in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft, and unlike most guys selected there he showed real promise his first season in the league. He got into 80 games for the team, averaged 15 minutes a night, and looked like someone who could round into a role player. But he had a lot of work to do, then he got arrested for speeding — if you fly past a cop on surface streets doing 90 mph, it doesn’t end well for you — and by the summer Boston had let Green go. He played a little for Indiana and Sacramento and New Jersey, but he never stuck in the league. He has bounced around overseas leagues since.
Now he’s making headlines again, but now for another arrest.
Police arrested a former NBA player, Monday, for allegedly breaking into two Pembroke Pines homes and sexually harassing two women.
Police said Greene admitted to entering the houses of two different women, who are now in fear for their life and wish to prosecute. He is charged with two counts of felony and burglary and misdemeanor battery.
Police said both women were sleeping at the time of the intrusion. One of the women Greene violated, police said, cried out, startling Greene. He then ran to his girlfriend’s house, which is located in the same neighborhood as that victim, near Pembroke Falls Boulevard and Flamingo West Drive.
This is a sad new chapter in Green’s life.