Police: Ex-NBA player, BIG3 star Andre Emmett shot and killed in Dallas
Former NBA player Andre Emmett was killed early Monday morning in Dallas, according to the Dallas Police Department. He was 37.
Around 2:30 a.m., Emmett was "approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence in the 1800 block of N. Prairie Avenue. The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects," Dallas police said in a statement.
A passerby saw Emmett several-hundred feet from his home and called 911. Emmett was transported a hospital, where he died, Dallas police said. Witnesses told police they saw two suspects flee the scene after getting into a white Chrysler 300.
Emmett, the No. 35 pick in the 2004 NBA draft, played for the Memphis Grizzlies and (then New Jersey) Nets during his career. He also played for several NBA developmental league teams and spent much of his career overseas.
Andre Emmett. (Photo: Adam Glanzman, Getty Images)
Most recently Emmett played in Ice Cube's BIG3 league, which features many former NBA players.
The league wrote on Twitter: "The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around. Off the court, Dre was passionate about helping young people through his Dreams Really Exist foundation. We are simply heartbroken by this devastating loss. Our thoughts are with Andre's family and friends during this difficult time."
Emmett played at Texas Tech all four years (2000-04) under Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, where he became the second-leading scorer in program history.
"Thank you for the competitor you were on the court and the incredible person you were off of it," Texas Tech Basketball wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create. Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family. Rest In Peace, Dre.
Emmet was expecting a child. Andre Emmett, the star of Ice Cube's BIG3 league, was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Details of the shooting remain limited but Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported the
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