Former NBA player Robert Swift arrested in alleged home invasion robbery attempt

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Robert Swift’s sad downward spiral seems to have hit a new low.

The former center for the Seattle Sonics then Oklahoma City Thunder was arrested Tuesday in an alleged home invasion robbery plot. KIRO TV in Seattle has the details (hat tip Eye on Basketball).

According to sources, the 7-foot-1 former NBA basketball player and 28-year-old Carlos Abraham Anderson of Everett put masks over their faces and attempted to rob a home in broad daylight. Witnesses notified the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

“I believe there were a couple of people who called in, they saw masked subjects on the property, reported that at least one of them was armed with a weapon, one possibly with a baseball bat,” Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Shari Ireton told KIRO 7. “It appeared they were either trying to make an entry or knocking on the door.”

Sources told KIRO 7 that Swift was armed with multiple weapons when he was taken into custody.

Swift already had a warrant out for his arrest on a gun charge from last year where he failed to appear in court, according to the report. He had other previous issues with law enforcement.

Swift has battled drug addiction, heroin specifically, and told police he was high when he was arrested Tuesday, according to the report.

Swift played four years in the NBA. His fall is sad to see.