If anything Sprewell was his own worst enemy. He went after one of his coaches and choked him (P.J. Carlesimo) can't say that anyone blames him. Considering what a worthless coach Carlesimo was and has been.
The other thing that got Sprewell fame was the fact he refused a contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves and basically stated "I've got feed my family."
Since, that was the last year on his contract, Sprewell has never played in the NBA since that contract expired.
When Sprewell was playing he was a good scorer and tremendous defender. He played 13 seasons in the NBA with three teams the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and the Timberwolves.
Sprewell scored 16,712 points, grabbed 3,724 rebounds, dished out,3664 assists, had 1,294 steals, on 42.5 percent shooting, 33.7 percent from three, and 80.4 percent from the free throw line.
He average 18.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.4 steals for his career. Sprewell's best season came in 1996-1997 when he averaged 24.2 points, 6.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals, on 44.9 percent shooting, 35.4 percent from three, and 84.3 percent from the free throw line.
Accolades include four All-Star game selections, an All-Rookie Second Team selection, a First Team All-NBA selection, a Second Team All-Defensive selection, ranks 10th all-time in minutes played per game, 36th in three point field goals attempted, 44th in three pointers made, and 57th in total steals.