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Former NBA player Jeff Adrien arrested for stealing car, going for joyride

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After five years trying to find a spot and prove he belonged, Jeff Adrien is out of the NBA this season. So what is he doing with his free time?

Well, allegedly stealing cars to go for joyrides and get high, according to TMZ Sports.

The alleged car thief is Jeff Adrien -- a 29-year-old ex-college stud at UCONN who played 5 seasons in the NBA. In fact, he was a team captain on the UCONN team that made the Final Four in ’09. Law enforcement tells us Adrien -- who played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last year -- was waiting outside of a popular West Hollywood hotel where he was staying when he saw a guy valet a pretty sick Mercedes.

One source tells us Adrien went on a 6 hour joyride before RETURNING IT back at the hotel.

Someone figured out what happened and informed the owner -- and Adrien was later arrested by LAPD for grand theft auto and taken to jail! He was later released on $25k bail.

The owner also allegedly said the car smelled of herb when he got it back. And I don’t mean basil.

In spite of the Ferris Bueller aspect of this, it’s not funny. He reportedly damaged the car and he’s got some court dates ahead of him. If he thought he could slide back into the NBA, this will not help the cause.