Daniel Gibson Facing Battery Charges

Mar 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Daniel Gibson (1) defends as Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday (11) brings the ball up court during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel “Boobie” Gibson turned himself in to police today and is facing 2nd-degree assault charges from an incident earlier this month, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Back on July 8th, Gibson allegedly was involved in a fight at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Gibson, who’s wife Keyshia Cole performed at the festival, allegedly punched a man in a skirmish, which resulted in a broken jaw for the man. Gibson turned himself in to New Orleans police early this morning, and has posted bond.

This brings what should be a very sad ending to Gibson’s tenure with the Cavaliers, and possibly to his NBA career. Gibson is a free agent this summer, after spending the past seven seasons with the Cavs, averaging 7.8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. He also is 5th all-time in 3-pt% in Cavaliers history. While it wasn’t likely that the Cavs would look to bring him back, this incident likely ends all possibility that the Cavaliers re-sign the veteran guard. Last week, we discussed possible landing spots for Gibson in our Weekly Roundtable. That likely is out the window as well. While it is possible a team could look to pick Gibson up at some point, similar to what the Grizzlies did last season with Keyon Dooling, it does not look like Gibson will be receiving a contract this summer, while he sorts out this issue. 2nd-degree battery carries up to a $2,000 fine and 5 years imprisonment in Louisiana.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Gibson

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