WNBA Legend Chamique Holdsclaw Wanted for Aggravated Assault of Alleged Ex Girlfriend
An arrest warrant was issued in Georgia on Thursday for WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw, 35, after a dispute with her alleged ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy, 29, turned violent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to police, the warrant was issued for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct, after Holdsclaw took a baseball bat to Lacy’s Range Rover front and rear windows and fired a weapon inside her SUV. There were no injuries reported.
Fellow WNBA player Jennifer Lacy described herself as Holdsclaw’s former girlfriend. According to the police report, Lacy was working out when Holdsclaw approached her and said she wanted to put some things in her car. Later, when Lacy drove away she smelled gasoline and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her, she said. Lacy then drove to a friend’s house, at which time Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began smashing the driver’s side, rear passenger side, and rear windows. Holdsclaw then produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV, and fled the scene.
Holdsclaw, a forward, played 12 seasons in the WNBA, was a six-time all-star, earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1999, was a vital member of the gold medal winning team during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She retired in 2010.
She was a highly decorated NCAA collegiate athlete as well. Playing for legendary coach Pat Summit, Holdclaw helped lead the University of Tennessee Lady Vols to three consecutive NCAA women’s championships (1996-1998). Also, she is listed as one of five women's collegiate basketball players to ever accumulate over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals in their career.
Lacy, 29, also a forward, currently plays for the Tulsa Shock, and played college basketball at Pepperdine before she entered the WNBA in 2006. Her father is former MLB player Lee Lacy.
Holdsclaw’s autobiography Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot addresses growing up in housing projects in Queens, N.Y. battling depression.