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Former Sacramento Kings player Keon Clark sentenced to eight years in prison


April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings logo on a wall during a game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Kings 121-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a good chance when Sacramento Kings fans hear the name Keon Clark, they instantaneously think of Clark’s heroics against the Dallas Mavericks.

Those last second shots came over a decade ago, shocking as that is to believe and time has not been good to Clark, who recently was sentenced to eight years in prison after accepting a plea deal on weapons charge.

"Former NBA player Keon Clark, who has said he is trying to turn his life around, was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in a plea agreement with prosecutors on weapons and driving under the influence charges."

"”I, uh, did a lot of stuff in my past,” Clark tearfully said at his plea hearing in Vermilion County Circuit Court, The News-Gazette reported ( ”I have to own up to it.”"

"Clark pleaded guilty to two charges in two separate cases and was given four years for each count. He previously faced weapon, drug and traffic-related charges. […]"

Clark famously stated that he never played a game sober and would never pick up a ball in the offseason, a considerable shame given the natural talent Clark possessed.

Keon only spent one season of his seven-year career in Sacramento, though, it was one of his better years.

Here’s a mix of his short stay in Sacramento.