76ers Guard Cameron Payne Arrested in Arizona for Providing False Reports to Cops

76ers guard Cameron Payne was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, for allegedly refusing to identify himself and providing false information to police.

Published on Jun 16, 2024  |  12:47 AM IST |  68.7K
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On Friday, June 14th, early morning took an unexpected twist when news broke that Philadelphia 76ers guard Cameron Payne was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 29-year-old NBA player faces charges of refusing to provide a truthful name and giving a false report to law enforcement. 

He was released from custody a short time later, but the incident has left fans and the NBA community searching for answers. Let's dive in to understand the whole reason behind this.

NBA guard Cameron Payne incident and arrest details

According to TMZ Sports, which first reported the update, Scottsdale police responded to a call about a disturbance around 2:44 AM. When they arrived at the scene, they found Cameron Payne and another person involved.

Although the specifics of the disturbance have not been disclosed, what is known is that Payne did not cooperate with the authorities. He allegedly refused to provide his real name and gave false information to the police. While the exact details of the disturbance remain unclear, his lack of cooperation with the authorities led to his arrest.

Following TMZ Sports' report, the NBA Central X account also posted similar news. Take a look at the tweet.


This case has gained a lot of curiosity about what led to the disturbance and why Payne reacted the way he did when confronted by the police. High-profile athletes like him try to avoid legal troubles, but this has fueled public interest and controversy.

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What’s next for Cameron Payne in NBA after arrest?

As of now, no further details have been released about the nature of the disturbance or the specifics of Cameron Payne's arrest. Following a first-round exit in the playoffs, it’s uncertain what lies ahead for Payne.

The journey of the basketball star has been fine since being drafted 14th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Murray State. Payne played four seasons with the Phoenix Suns from 2019 to 2023, where he made a significant impact. Throughout his nine-year career, he has also played for the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, and 76ers. 

The Bucks traded Payne to the 76ers in February, along with a second-round pick, in exchange for Patrick Beverley. Not just that, in 31 regular-season games with Philadelphia, Payne averaged 9.3 points and 3.1 assists per game. He further shot 38% from beyond the arc. During the playoffs, he played in five games, averaging 5.3 points and shooting 44% from three-point range. As Payne enters free agency, the 76ers reportedly have interest in re-signing him as a backup to point guard Tyrese Maxey.

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With his one-year deal with the 76ers expiring, he’s set to hit free agency this summer. However, his recent legal troubles may raise concerns for NBA teams. Teams have been hesitant to take on players dealing with legal issues in the past, and this could impact Payne’s stock. Given this, Cameron Payne and his legal team are likely to prioritize resolving his latest arrest as quickly as possible.

What are your thoughts on Payne's arrest? Share with us in the comments.

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