Former NBA superstar arrested in Milwaukee

CREATED Jan 2, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - New trouble for former NBA star Latrell Sprewell.  Sprewell rang in the new year from the county jail after his neighbors complained to police. 

Viola Smith did not know what to make of the scene on her block New Year's Eve, but she had a hunch police were after whomever lives in the house next door.

Steve Chamraz: "you know the name Latrell Sprewell?"

Viola Smith: "yes!"

Steve: "that's who lives there." 

Viola: "wow..."

Latrell Sprewell doesn't keep a low profile with Milwaukee Police.  They arrested the fallen NBA star Monday -- after the latest complaint about his loud parties.     

Not counting the incident on New Years Eve, court records show police cited Sprewell four times last year.  That includes two tickets for excessive noise, one for disorderly conduct and another for obstructing an officer.

When we stopped by his home, Sprewell refused to answer the door.
Latrell Sprewell: "go home, man."

Steve Chamraz: "can we have a word?"

Sprewell: "go home." "go home. " "get off of my property."

It's the latest trouble for the man ran aground and abandoned a 70-foot yacht... And lost a River Hills mansion to foreclosure.

Viola Smith says her otherwise low-key neighbor is still partying like the NBA star he once was.  Sprewell is also one of Wisconsin's worst tax delinquents. At last check, owing the state more than $3-million. No word on if the District Attorney will proceed with charges on this latest problem.