10 Biggest Prison Sentences Received by Former NBA Players

10 former NBA players who spent the longest time in prison
jay vincent prison sentence


Jay Vincent, Magic Johnson’s teammate from Michigan State, had a 9-year NBA career from 1981 to 1990. In 2011, he started running a mail fraud scam that conned victims out of $2 million charging them to join a “business”. Victims were told they would become inspectors for a business called Foreclosure Bank Inspection, when in reality they were just mailing him their money.

He was convicted in 2011 and given 5.5 years even after Magic wrote to the judge asking for leniency because Vincent was truly remorseful of what he had done. He was let out a few months early and his sentence was officially up in July 2016.