28 Facts About Sebastian Telfair


Sebastian Telfair was born on June 9,1985 and is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and the Chinese Basketball Association.


Sebastian Telfair had committed to the University of Louisville during his senior year, but decided to turn professional instead.


Sebastian Telfair is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury.


Sebastian Telfair was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft.


On January 1,2005, Sebastian Telfair scored 14 points on five-for-eleven shooting, making four of five free throws to go with five rebounds and five assists with one turnover.


In December 2005, Sebastian Telfair suffered a thumb injury and was replaced in the starting lineup by Steve Blake, who went on to have fewer turnovers and more assists.


Sebastian Telfair returned to the court on January 9,2006, after having missed twelve games.


Blake continued as the starting point guard with Sebastian Telfair coming off the bench.


Sebastian Telfair wore number 30, as his traditional number 31 was retired by the Celtics.


Sebastian Telfair had a stretch of five games in which he had 40 assists and only four turnovers.


Sebastian Telfair wore number 3 for the Timberwolves because the number 31 had been taken by shooting guard Ricky Davis.


On July 20,2009, Sebastian Telfair was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Craig Smith and Mark Madsen in exchange for Quentin Richardson.


On February 17,2010, Sebastian Telfair was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team, six-player trade that sent Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards to Cleveland, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic from Cleveland to Washington, Drew Gooden from Washington to Los Angeles, and Al Thornton from Los Angeles to Washington.


On July 26,2010, Sebastian Telfair was traded back to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Delonte West, for Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins.


Right after the 2011 NBA lockout ended, Sebastian Telfair signed with the Phoenix Suns on December 9,2011.


Sebastian Telfair's contract had him initially staying for one year, but he received a team option to play for a second season in Phoenix.


On February 21,2013, Sebastian Telfair was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Hamed Haddadi and a second-round draft pick.


Sebastian Telfair became a free agent in the summer of 2013.


In October 2013, Sebastian Telfair signed a one-year deal with the Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association.


On July 15,2014, Sebastian Telfair signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.


On November 26,2014, Sebastian Telfair scored five points against the Utah Jazz.


Sebastian Telfair was waived by the Thunder that same day.


On November 18,2016, Sebastian Telfair signed with the Fuijan Sturgeons.


On October 16,2006, Sebastian Telfair had a chain, valued at $50,000, snatched from his possession outside Sean "Diddy" Combs's restaurant, Justin's.


In September 2008, Sebastian Telfair pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and received three years' probation.


Sebastian Telfair was in New York at the time for what was supposed to have been only a matter of hours, being in between a move of residence, and for the opening of basketball courts at the Coney Island projects where he was raised.


Sebastian Telfair is the cousin of Stephon Marbury, a former NBA and CBA star, and the half-brother of former NBA player Jamel Thomas.


Sebastian Telfair was named New York State Mr Basketball following his outstanding senior season at Lincoln.